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aerial panorama [03-Oct-14]
Ross Finlayson has recently visited 34°N 111°W, a remote confluence in Arizona. He brought along a drone which allowed him to capture a full 360 degree video panorama from above the trees.

Vologda region in Russia is complete [28-Sep-14]
It took 9 years to complete the region. And all 22 CPs were visited by a single crew. Here is the final review.

China set with next generation hunter [22-Jul-14]
Experienced confluencers Targ Parsons and Peter SnowCao, introduced the next generation (Andy Parsons) to serious confluencing on this years China trip. It all starts here.

3 first time visits in australia [05-Jul-14]
After an army reunion two friends John Crawford and Hugh Knight went on a road trip taking in 3 first time visits, starting at 29S-141 E

guadeloupe is country 187 [13-May-14]
A visit of Captain Peter by ship to the marine Confluence 16N 62W added Guadeloupe to the list of countries with visited Confluences. This was Captain Peter's 250th confluence visit. spy phone app Buy cell phone spy software замшевые балетки Мильтония блистательная синяя Выбираем USB флешку

Ukrainian confluence line [22-Apr-14]
Valery Bezhevets visited 10 confluences in 10 days cycling through Ukraine. It all starts here. Thus the visitor collected all 17 confluences across 49N line in his country.

eighteen year anniversary [19-Feb-14]
Eighteen years ago, on February 20, 1996, Alex Jarrett and Peter Cline made the first Degree Confluence Project visit at 43°N 72°W. Now the project has over 12,000 visitors that have made over 12,000 successful confluence visits, in 186 countries. укоренение глоксиний навигаторы garmin сапоги зимние женские дутики центробежные насосы для полива Блины с мясом

a European confluence vacation [02-Jan-14]
Alfredo Remon combine his vacation in Europe with a confluence tour visiting 12 confluence, including one virgin not visited so far in France. The quest begins in 45N 0

2 ladies conquer a 5100 masl virgin CP [03-Oct-13]
Maria Viloria and Janet Ramon conquer alone a virgin confluence 12S 76W, in Andes mountain range at 5100 masl.

a holiday in Victoria [Australia] [04-May-13]
Earlier this year Ross Finlayson went on holiday to Victoria, Australia where he took in 8 points, starting at 38s-144E

2 complete lines in Australia [30-Mar-13]
Hugh Knight recently undertook an expedition to complete two lines of Confluence (30S & 31S) across Australia. The areas are remote & require permits to access, the trek begins here 31S-133E.



600 confluences in Russia [02-Jan-13]
During his 8-confluences journey in Central Asia Valera Parshukov reached 51N 90E, which became 600-th confluence visited in Russia
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what friends are for [20-Dec-12]
sometimes you don't always get around to doing things while you have the chance, sometimes though your friends can make the trip for you. In memory of Damian McMahon, Bob Allan and friends made four 1st time visits to some very remote spots, it all starts here 23S-130E

2nd China set summer 2012 [07-Sep-12]
Rainer Mautz visited 20 confluences in 26 days cycling 3674 km through China. It all starts here.

12 confluences in a row [05-Sep-12]
Shawn Fleming spent a few days visiting an even dozen US confluences, the trip starts here.

confluence milestone [09-Aug-12]
By the visit of Brian Roberts and friends to 22S 18E a new milestone of the DCP was reached: Of the total indexed primary confluences now 3/8 have been visited successfully.

uruguay is complete [07-Aug-12]
Milton Teuner on a bike trip from Brazil, has visited 32S 55W, and complete Uruguay's confluences

patience really is a virtue [28-Jul-12]
It only took three years of planning, and three attempts, but finally Cameron Hart conquered the elusive 15S-128E.

Wildfire wiped the forest around CP [24-Apr-12]
Another confluence, 55°N 39°E has changed its appearance after a severe fire.
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ghana is complete [26-Mar-12]
A boat trip to 5N 3W completes Ghana's land and sea Confluences.

7 confluences winter journey [25-Feb-12]
Seven short winter days for seven new confluences in the northern wild. Boris Levin's adventure starts from 65°N 34°E.

11 western us confluences [22-Feb-12]
Shawn Fleming visited 11 confluences in 8 days, starting at 33°N 107°W

12000 visits posted [15-Feb-12]
Rainer's visit to 33°S 58°W became 12000-th successful visit posted (both primary and secondary) on this site.

A tour in South America [02-Feb-12]
Rainer Mautz has just completed a sequence of 10 confluence around Argentina, Uruguay and Chile. Adventure begins at 35S 59W

confluencing around parallel 50s [17-Jan-12]
Sergio Zerega and his team have completed again a sequence of 12 confluences, 8 of them unvisited so far, this time mostly on parallel 50S. The quest begins at 46S 68W

all points east [03-Dec-11]
Florian Schindler made a four day trip, going out to the Ukrainian border, taking in points in the Czech & Slovak republics, Austria & Germany. It starts here at 49N-19E

revisiting CP could be more difficult [13-Nov-11]
In Venezuela 58 confluencer left their homes for the hunt of 11N 69W but only 20 manage to conquer it successfully

Yunnan trip [30-Oct-11]
E et al. traveled through China's Yunnan visiting confluences. Start here.

China and Japan sets [13-Oct-11]
Rainer Mautz spent some time in Asia again. First in China then in Japan. The China trip starts here and the Japan trip here.

DCP 15 year anniversary celebration [05-Sep-11]
45 Venezuelan confluencer celebrate DCP 15 year anniversary with a mega visit to 10N 65W. DCP regional coordinator provided a Diploma celebration

very well travelled [29-Aug-11]
On a recent visit to the UK, Shawn Fleming who had already "been" to the Equator & International Date Line, as well as the North Pole finally managed to get "feet down" on the Prime Meridian. Just the South Pole left...

javier valles completes portugal [06-Aug-11]
With this visit to 39N-7W Javier Valles collected the full set of mainland Portugese confluence points.

joined china trip [01-Aug-11]
Peter Snow Cao, Targ Parsons and Rainer Mautz all have extensive experience confluencing in China. Now they hooked up for short (by their standards) trip.

Minas Gerais state complete [06-May-11]
This large state in Brazil (52 confluences) have been complete by Simone Pasinotto visiting alone the last confluence 16S 41W

mayotte is country 184 [03-May-11]
A visit of Fabrice Blocteur by boat to 13S 45E in the coral reefs around Mayotte added the island between Africa and Madagascar to the list of countries with visited Confluences. Simultaneously, this also completed the Confluences of this country.

Centre of European Continent & 150th [20-Feb-11]
At the back end of 2010, Wojciech Czombik went on a road trip taking in the Centre of the European Continent and also marked the milestone of his 150th visit

1996 - 2011: the project is 15 years old [18-Feb-11]
February 20, 2011 marks the 15 year anniversary of the start of the Degree Confluence Project. In 1996 Alex Jarrett and Peter Cline made the first visit, to 43°N 72°W in New Hampshire. Fifteen years later, over 11,000 visitors have submitted over 91,000 photographs for over 11,000 confluence visits in 183 countries.

DCP New milestone reached [11-Feb-11]
Sergio Zerega and his team have complete a new DCP milestones of 6000 successful primary confluences. The quest begins at 29S 62W

jordan is complete [22-Nov-10]
A visit to confluence 32N 39E which is only 25 km from a tri-border point between Jordan, Iraq, and Saudi-Arabia completes the successfully visited confluences of Jordan.

spontaneous road trip [21-Oct-10]
apparently bored one weekend, Rainer Mautz decided on the spur of the moment to drive 500km to start a brief series at 46N-06E

6500 unique confluences [13-Oct-10]
The visit to 33N 4W in Morocco was the 6500th unique successful visit posted (primary + secondary confluences included).

european ancestor hunt [06-Oct-10]
Woody Harrell and his wife Cynthia recently came to Europe to visit his Uncle's grave at Omaha beach in Normandy. The first visit was at 51N-02E...

Southwest Russia confluence trip [26-Sep-10]
Aleksandr Mashnikov visited 8 new confluences in the south of European Russia. Start here. Russia gets the milestone of 700 successful visits.

3rd China trip this summer [01-Sep-10]
Rainer Mautz spent some time in the mountains of China to visit a few confluences. Start here. The other trips are Eric's and Targ's.

long overdue 2nd time visits [22-Aug-10]
Recently it came to Gordon Spence's attention (European Coordinator) that there were some points he hadn't been to in nearly 9 years. It starts at 52N-02W

filling a "nagging hole" [05-Aug-10]
Targ Parsons and Ah Feng filled a "nagging hole" in Targ's confluence map in China. It all starts here.

northern germany - summer road trip [01-Aug-10]
Paul Goetti and his wife Peggi Goetti took a 5 confluence road trip through Germany for their summer holidays. It all starts at 50N-10E.

new stories from China [31-Jul-10]
E et al. again spent some time in China's mountains visiting 8 unvisited confluences. Start here.

corpus christi road trip [17-Jul-10]
Florian Schindler made good use of the recent public holiday, a 9 point road trip, starting with 49N-07E and finishing 8 points later with 49N-01W.

new south wales is complete [27-Apr-10]
On a recent family holiday, Peter Schultz made a succesful visit to 32S-142E. This completes the state of New South Wales

sierra leone is country 182 [23-Apr-10]
After remaining a "white spot" for a long time, Sierra Leone received two independent confluence visits within six months, see 8N 12W and 9N 12W.

50N: halfway across Canada [16-Feb-10]
An interesting visit to 50N 116W, the last unvisited confluence along 50 degrees North in British Columbia, has completed a line of confluence visits half way across Canada. From 50N 127W on the west coast of Vancouver Island to 50N 91W in Ontario is just over 2500 kilometers. Google Maps suggests you can drive 3300KM from 50N 127W to 50N 91W in less than 2 days. From 50N 91W there is over 2400KM to the most easterly land-based 50N confluence in Canada, 50N 57W.

risky confluence [12-Feb-10]
Rainer Mautz has faced a dangerous situation when he was confluencing in Central America. Adventure begins at 19N 98W

confluencing around parallel 48s [31-Jan-10]
Sergio Zerega and his team have completed a sequence of 12 confluences, 11 of them unvisited so far, mostly on parallel 48S. The quest begins at 45S 69W

rare photos recovered! [03-Dec-09]
On his big bicycle trip to China/Central Asia in 2006 Rainer Mautz experienced a memory card failure. Recently he was able to recover the photos for: 45N 81E, 45N 82E, 46N 81E, 46N 80E, 43N 77E.

mini tour of england & wales [01-Nov-09]
Husband & wife confluence hunters from Canada Alan and Carolyn Fox came over on holiday to visit relatives. While here it all started with 52N-01W.

circling a continent [20-Oct-09]
Going from Abuja, Nigeria to Abuja, Nigeria shouldn't mean a large trip, one would think. However, it took Helmut Resch and Babs Coleman 19 1/2 months to do this trip while circling the entire African continent. On route, they could not forbear from visiting 83 Confluences. It all started on 28 January 2008 at 11N 5E.

rainer mautz completes another country [17-Oct-09]
A visit to 46N-07E, sees Europe's highest confluence reconquered, and completes Switzerland for Rainer Mautz.

500 confluences in russia [09-Oct-09]
Milepost is adventurous visit to 61N 46E, twelve-hour seventy-km journey along and around high-pressure gas pipeline.

first successful visit in guyana [29-Sep-09]
Rainer Mautz has just completed a sequence of 6 confluence visits/attempts during his trip to Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana. He has achieved the first successful visit in Guyana and the 300th confluence visit milestone in Brazil. Adventure begins at 10N 65W

4 days from the nearest road [22-Jul-09]
As part of a two month expedition, Michael Olsen made two first time visits - 20S-124E and 20S-123E - in the Great Sandy Desert of Western Australia.

new china set [13-Jul-09]
E et al completed another set of confluences in a rarely visited area of China. It all starts here.

150th visit [31-May-09]
An international visit to the highest point in Wales saw Gordon Spence reach this milestone. The quest was completed with Poland's leading confluencer Wojciech Czombik.

benin is complete [27-May-09]
A visit of Jim Rybarski to 10N 2E completed the nine Confluences of West African state Benin.

2058 days between visits [14-May-09]
Henk Pouwels made his first visit to 48N-02W on 15th September 2003. Comparing the photos from a follow up visit on 4th May 2009 shows how things progress.

100 visits [14-May-09]
Earlier this year Wojciech Czombik completed his quest to reach the milestone of 100 visits. Starting at 51N-11E and culminating at visit 100.

stuck in the middle of nowhere [12-May-09]
Ross Finlayson had a scary trip to 40°N 116°W in Nevada when he got stuck in soft mud in a not-quite-dry lake bed, very far from civilization.

47 years on... [10-May-09]
...and a poignant visit for an ex-political prisoner of the former East German government to 52N-13E.

assaulted by mambas and deathly armies [06-Mar-09]
Even when expected to be 'a girl's confluence', in reality confluencing may present unexpected surprises and dangers. 'The Boys of Borneo' can tell you a thing or two about it... Read about their adventures on the search for 7N 2W and 6N 3W in Ghana.

10000 visits posted! [28-Jan-09]
A visit to 31°N 39°E became 10000-th successful visit posted (both primary and secondary).

timor-leste (land) complete [25-Jan-09]
Jeremy Watson filed a report for the first visit to 9N 126E. With this visit both of Timor-Leste's land-based confluences have been visited.

a very long confluence trip [10-Dec-08]
Eric Schlameisen and two friends skied, using kites, 2600 km from the south to the north end of Greenland, on the way they visited 75°N 48°W

two countries finished... [29-Nov-08]
With his 89th 50N-14E and 90th 49N-14E visits, member Wojciech Czombik completes his second country.

antipodean pair [23-Nov-08]
A brief tour of the Spanish Peninsula by Rainer Mautz starting here 41N-04W also completed the antipodean pair of 43N-07W and 43S-173E.

central district of russia is complete [15-Nov-08]
A visit to 50N 41E completed Central Federal District, one of 7 federal districts of Russia. It includes 17 regions [states], occupies 652,800 sq km and contains 91 confluences.

6000 visits [26-Sep-08]
The visit to 44N 123E was the 6000th unique successful visit posted (primary & secondary confluences combined). It was in China, as well as 5000th visit.

china by bicycle [26-Sep-08]
Rainer Mautz cycled 3828 km in rarely visited northern China to visit 23 confluences. It all starts here.

australian outback trip [07-Sep-08]
Stephen Langman and his group went on their annual trip into the outback. Taking in 7 points along the way including a first time visit to 25S-130E. The adventure starts here 30S-135E.

33 confluence trek in china [06-Sep-08]
Targ Parsons and his wife Ah Feng visited 33 confluences in 26 days (incidentally pushing the percentage of visited, indexed confluences past 33.33%). It all starts here.

highest visit in canada [27-Aug-08]
52°N 117°W, the highest primary confluence in Canada, located in the Canadian Rockies, has been visited, and includes some spectacular views.

confluence mystery solved [11-Aug-08]
Often a visit to a Confluence raises unexpected questions, and puzzling mysteries remain unsolved. Already in 2001 Stefan Beck visited a Confluence in the U.A.E., but the question 'Who is Jett?' remained unanswered for a long time. After nearly six years, this mystery got finally solved, see coordinator's note at 25N 56E.

the midnight sun confluence [05-Aug-08]
Daniel Zwick and Friederike Stüttgen were lucky enough to see the midnight sun as they visited 68°N 13°E in Norway.

full set of mainland uk points [26-Jun-08]
With his recent visit to 58N-05W, Gordon Spence completed his quest to successfully visit all of the points of mainland UK.

first "underwater" visit [23-Jun-08]
After several months of testing Rainer Mautz revisited 47N-07E but this time going down to the lake bottom.

serbia & montenegro - complete [23-Jun-08]
Philipp Funovits and Katharina Gugerell recently completed serbia & montenegro with a visit to 42N-19E

precisely nowhere [07-Jun-08]
Well worth watching is the video of Tim and Tyler's visit to 51°N 124°W, which also includes a nice introduction to confluence hunting and the Degree Confluence Project. (see the visit page for links to the video on YouTube)

because it's there. (sort of.) [23-May-08]
A 9-page article (3.8MB PDF) in the June 2008 Outside Magazine explores confluence hunting through the story of Greg Michaels' visit to 18°S 69°W in Bolivia

country 179: solomon islands [03-Apr-08]
Patrick Dunnigan visited 9S 159E and 9S 160E on a diving trip to the Solomon Islands.

djibouti is country 178 [01-Apr-08]
A visit of Phil Boyle to 11N 42E added the two-confluence-country Djibouti as the 178th country to our list.

journey by motorbike in india [25-Mar-08]
David Coombs and John Mountford rented a couple of Royal Enfield motorbikes and visited/attempted 16 confluences in India. Starting with 22N 86E.

let's go and do ireland [24-Mar-08]
A chance encounter with a cheap air fare deal led Gordon Spence to go and try to do all 13 confluence points in the Emerald Isle. Twelve successes were achieved. It all starts here at 52N 08W.

big scandinavian confluence trip [22-Mar-08]
last fall Jan & Renate Liska spent 17 days visiting 19 confluences in Denmark, Sweden & Norway. Their trip started at 55°N 12°E

togo and burkina faso are complete [11-Mar-08]
A visit to 8N 1E completed the four Confluences in Togo. And a four-day trip starting at 13N 0 ticked off the remaining four Confluences in Burkina Faso.

journey from nigeria to europe [26-Feb-08]
Babs Coleman and Helmut Resch have set off for a long journey from Nigeria to Europe. There are, of course, lots of Confluences to be visited on the way... The story starts at 11N 5E.

after california wildfires [03-Jan-08]
In October 2007, a large wildfire swept across 33N, 117W. Since then, Marshall Klow and Dave Brooks have both revisited the confluence. A landowner has problems with landslides and asks that we not visit, but you can read their reports here and here.

value of revisiting [14-Dec-07]
Conflagration near Chita city made dramatic changes in wilderness around 52N 113E. That was described in the third visit to this confluence.

vanuatu [30-Nov-07]
With a visit to 15N 167E Vanuatu became the latest country with a complete or incomplete visits.

another country added [29-Nov-07]
On the 18th November 2007 the first succesful visit to Turkmenistan was recorded, the expedition was led by Alexander Frolov & Mike Karavanov.

100 visits and counting [17-Nov-07]
On the 14th September this year, Gordon Spence became just the 10th member to log 100 confluence visits. The first visit and the 100th were to the same point 28N 82W some 4380 miles from home.

walking through minefields [03-Nov-07]
Greg Michaels has visited the last four remaining points in "Europe", starting with 45N 19E. All of these points are in Bosnia/Herzegovina and Michael's reports make poignant reading. If you consider visiting these prepare well and remember you may literally be dicing with death.

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