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Argentina : Buenos Aires

1.5 km (0.9 miles) E of Villa Colón, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Approx. altitude: 37 m (121 ft)
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Antipode: 35°N 121°E

Accuracy: 10 m (32 ft)
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#2: South to Speratti station #3: Looking east #4: The support team #5: Local population #6: The full team

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  35°S 59°W (visit #1)  

#1: Looking north across the confluence point

(visited by Charles Blount, John Blount, Arthur Blount, John Blair and Ignacio Agustoni)

26-Aug-2001 -- The lack of any detailed map might have made 35S 59W more difficult, but fortune was on our side.

We had plans to visit Lobos anyway, and thus, one grey day we headed out from Punta Chica/San Fernando, 30 minutes north of the Federal Capital. The confluence seemed to lie somewhere near a dirt road that ran north east from the Canuelas to Lobos highway... so that’s where we headed.

After fifteen minutes drive off the main road, we reached a small settlement and asked for directions to Villa Colon (the name given on confluence.org) but without success. The good news was, we seemed to be due south-west of the site and there was a track heading north-east. Crossing and then driving parallel to a rail line the GPS showed that we were closing fast.

Just as the extremely bumpy road passed a small station, signed Speratti, we found ourselves as close as we could drive. The site lay in an empty field just 50m to one side. A quick check to see that we weren’t disturbing any livestock, we nipped through a couple of gates, took photos of the flattest of landscapes and headed off to Lobos.

Given the size of everything... especially the distance between roads... this was clearly an easy confluence by Argentine standards. We look forward to something more challenging next time.


 All pictures
#1: Looking north across the confluence point
#2: South to Speratti station
#3: Looking east
#4: The support team
#5: Local population
#6: The full team
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