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Finland : Länsi-Suomen lääni

21.2 km (13.2 miles) WNW of Högsåra, Länsi-Suomen lääni, Finland
Approx. altitude: 0 m (0 ft)
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Antipode: 60°S 158°W

Accuracy: 20 m (65 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View to west - Klöverharun #3: View to east - the reef #4: View to north - Söderharun #5: GPS view - 59°59,987'N 22°00,004'E #6: On our way - Crew from the left: Ville, Perttu, Heikki and me, Timo

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  60°N 22°E  

#1: view to south - Simonharun

(visited by Timo Koski, Ville Wisakanto, Heikki Taulu and Perttu Niemi)

25-Sep-2004 -- As many years as I have got my sailing boat, we have always been on the last trip of the season with guys only. Usually we have just sailed to some nice island where we have been sitting around fire drinking too much and eating some sausage, like real Finnish men occasionally do.

This year, besides those usual activities, I suggested visiting a confluence point, one of the last ones that are still without a visit here in Finland. My friends all thought this was a good idea.

So, we gathered to my boat at Friday evening to raise some explorer spirit and early at Saturday morning we set sail towards the confluence point. There were fair 30 nautical miles to travel from my home port, Turku, to N60° E22°. Because winds were favourable, starboard reach 6 to 8 meters per second most of the time, we got there at the afternoon.

We approached the point from NNE. Because the confluence is at quite open sea, we couldn’t zero the GPS at this wind and swelling level. There was also a reef on the lee side where wind was trying to push us all the time, so we had to be careful and couldn’t hang around there too long. Took some pictures and sailed away.

There is one of my boating clubs bases near the point, so we sailed there to have nice warm Sauna after a long day in wind and rain.


 All pictures
#1: view to south - Simonharun
#2: View to west - Klöverharun
#3: View to east - the reef
#4: View to north - Söderharun
#5: GPS view - 59°59,987'N 22°00,004'E
#6: On our way - Crew from the left: Ville, Perttu, Heikki and me, Timo
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Notes
In the Baltic Sea, surrounded by a lot of small islets, the closest ones at about 1 km distance, all being part of Saaristomeren Kansallispuisto (Archipelago National Park).