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United States : Maryland

4.6 miles (7.4 km) SE of Centreville, Queen Anne's, MD, USA
Approx. altitude: 21 m (68 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 39°S 104°E

Accuracy: 6 m (19 ft)
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#2: North #3: East #4: South #5: West #6: (Almost) All Zeroes #7: A Strange Crop! #8: Bay Bridge in the Haze

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  39°N 76°W (visit #4)  

#1: The Field

(visited by Joshua Bowman and Mike Tuttle)

09-May-2004 -- It was the day after my birthday, and one of my presents was a digital camera, so it seemed like going to a confluence would be an excellent way to break it in.

Getting to the Eastern Shore from DC proved to be relatively easy on a Sunday, it was a rather warm day, but it being before Memorial Day, beach traffic was light. As we crossed the Bay Bridge, we noticed that it was also fairly balmy on the water, in addition to being quite hazy. Nevertheless, we saw many people out boating on the Chesapeake.

The confluence itself lay in some farmland hardly a few miles off Route 50, which is the main road to the beach, so it was really not difficult to find it at all. I am hoping that my next confluence will be in more difficult terrain to make something more of a challenge out of it. The most eventful thing for this trip was definitely the sighting of a field full of seagulls -- what a strange crop to be growing.


 All pictures
#1: The Field
#2: North
#3: East
#4: South
#5: West
#6: (Almost) All Zeroes
#7: A Strange Crop!
#8: Bay Bridge in the Haze
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Notes
From Annapolis, MD, take US-50 east to exit 46 (across the William Preston Lane Jr Memorial Bridge). Take US-301 east for 8.5 miles, and take a right onto SR-304 east (away from Centreville). Go 1.4 miles and turn right onto an unnamed road. Go 1.24 miles until the road ends in a T at Little Eagle Rd. To get to the confluence, turn left and walk 280 feet on Little Eagle Rd. Then, leave the road and walk due south 800 feet (remember to adjust if you're using a magnetic compass). Another way to get to the confluence would be to go 1.26 miles past the unnamed road on SR 304, and turn right onto Greenville Rd. Go 0.73 miles and turn right onto Little Eagle Rd. The best way to determine the confluence point is still to walk from the intersection of the unnamed road and Little Eagle Rd.