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Finland : Itä-Suomen lääni

3.9 km (2.4 miles) WNW of Juurikka, Itä-Suomen lääni, Finland
Approx. altitude: 78 m (255 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 62°S 150°W

Accuracy: 12 m (39 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Mr Markku Lappalainen, Ms Hanna Alanen, Mr Matti Oksanen and Mr Vesa Jaakola at the very Confluence #3: Verification of the Confluence by GPS #4: A romantic dimension was included in the operation through Hanna and Matti #5: A valuable contribution to the operation was allocated by Mr Kauko Raekorpi and his faithful dog by lending their fine boat to our use

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  62°N 30°E (visit #1)  

#1: Summer landscape surrounding the Confluence on lake Pyhäjärvi

(visited by Matti Oksanen, Vesa Jaakola, Hanna Alanen, Markku Lappalainen and Maija Piironen-Jaakola)

28-Aug-2002 -- Confluence 62N 30E was visited by Mr Matti Oksanen , Mr Vesa Jaakola , Mr Markku Lappalainen , Ms Hanna Alanen and Mrs Maija Piironen-Jaakola. The visit was a beautiful result of long-lasting preparations.

On our map we investigated that the confluence 62N 30E is located on lake Pyhäjärvi within Kitee municipality. For geographical orientation, guidance by a local journalist Markku Lappalainen was needed.

Our best GPS-expert was Mr Oksanen with his musa and fiancé Hanna Alanen. The GPS device used was a contribution of Viikki Tropical Resources Institute (VITRI) in the University of Helsinki.

In order to get to the Confluence, a boat was needed. For this need a local land owner was contacted by us. He, the retired police officer Mr Kauko Raekorpi, let us use his traditional style tarred wooden boat for the operation.

On 28 August, the weather was fine in Eastern Finland, +25°C in an arctic country. Mild wind came from the west and it was easy to approach the Confluence on the lake. The Confluence is situated about 200 m from land, the closest road being about 400 m away.

At the very confluence, we felt wonderful vibrations caused by gravitation of the confluence, perhaps, or by waves of the lake.


 All pictures
#1: Summer landscape surrounding the Confluence on lake Pyhäjärvi
#2: Mr Markku Lappalainen, Ms Hanna Alanen, Mr Matti Oksanen and Mr Vesa Jaakola at the very Confluence
#3: Verification of the Confluence by GPS
#4: A romantic dimension was included in the operation through Hanna and Matti
#5: A valuable contribution to the operation was allocated by Mr Kauko Raekorpi and his faithful dog by lending their fine boat to our use
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Notes
In lake Pyhäjärvi, about 120 m from land.