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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.

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