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16.0 km (9.9 miles) NW of Sejerby, Sejerø (Island), Vestsjælland, Denmark
Approx. altitude: 0 m (0 ft)
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Antipode: 56°S 169°W

Accuracy: 10 m (32 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Patrol Boat P550 of the Royal Danish Navy #3: Mine Layer N82 of the Royal Danish Navy #4: High speed ferry between Århus and Færgehavn #5: Sjællandsrev North Lighthouse #6: Sjællands Odde Peninsula #7: GPS #8: Chimneys of the power station of Kalundborg #9: The Island of Samsø #10: Jylland Peninsula

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  56°N 11°E (visit #3) (secondary) 

#1: Lighthouse of Sejerø Island

(visited by Captain Peter and Leon Leprozo)

31-Aug-2004 -- On our way from St.-Petersburg to the port of Scheveningen (Netherlands) today we were transiting the Danish Straits outbound the Baltic Sea, and I decided to revisit 56N 11E with my new digicam, enabling me to zoom now full power everything as close as I wish.

The confluence is located at the northern end of the Samsø Bælt, and what we saw closest to it was the Royal Danish Navy in manoeuvre. A patrol boat and a Mine Layer, for which the NATO-code "N" stands for.

Further the confluence lays on the track of the "Hurtigfæren" (High Speed Ferries) between Århus and Færgehavn on the Sjællands Odde, a narrow and long peninsula extening WNW from rthe NW of Denmark's most important island Sjælland. Those were the variable objects.

What a visitor will always see from this confluence is:

to the NE: Sjaellandsrev-North Lighthouse (Position 56°06,2'N / 11°12,1'E)

to the East: the coast of Sjællands Odde peninsula.

to the SE: The island of Sejerø with its beautiful lighthouse

to the South: The coast of Røsnæs - another peninsula extending West from Sjælland Island and the conspicuous chimneys of the power station at Kalundborg.

to the SW: The Island of Samsø.

to the NW: The Danish mainland, i.e. the coast of the Jylland Peninsula.

Addendum: For those sailing the Sea with either cargo ships or yachts and sometimes asking themselves what the codes of NATO navy ships stand for, here a list of the most frequently seen Codes:

R - aircraft carrier (note: aircraft carriers of the US-Navy, contrary to the European ones, are coded "C", as originally they were included in the Cruiser class. So at the beginning they had the code "C" as well. It was not before 1928 when they got an additional "V", which today stands for "Carrier Vessel".
B - battleship
C - cruiser
D - destroyer
F - frigate
S - submarine
N - mine layer
M - mine sweeper
P - patrol boats, small fighting vessels
L - landing ship
A - auxiliary vessel

 All pictures
#1: Lighthouse of Sejerø Island
#2: Patrol Boat P550 of the Royal Danish Navy
#3: Mine Layer N82 of the Royal Danish Navy
#4: High speed ferry between Århus and Færgehavn
#5: Sjællandsrev North Lighthouse
#6: Sjællands Odde Peninsula
#7: GPS
#8: Chimneys of the power station of Kalundborg
#9: The Island of Samsø
#10: Jylland Peninsula
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Notes
In the sea, offshore