the Degree Confluence Project

Australia : Western Australia

6.2 km (3.9 miles) NW of Mogumber, WA, Australia
Approx. altitude: 179 m (587 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 31°N 64°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: View North #3: View South #4: View East #5: View West #6: GPS registration

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#1: Confluence point

(visited by John Dag Hutchison)

19-Nov-2013 -- The last visitor met Maria. I met her husband Steve who had no objections to my going the 1300 meters to the confluence point. He gave me a lift down from his farm to the starting point, looked at my Corolla, decided it was too timid for the terrain, it might constitute a fire danger as it ran on petrol and seeing me trot along reminded him of the snakes in the area, especially the brown ones which can be real bad. So he drove me down all the way to the confluence point while I told him about the hobby of going to confluence points.

He based his farm on a combination of South African sheep and grains. When we looked out on the fields all around us with barley, oats or wheat I commented that this must be thousands of acres. I think he mentioned that his neighbour has about ten thousand acres, but his was less than that. But coming from Norway where a big farm is something like one or two hundred acres I was very impressed.

Someone told me later in the day that he had a farm of ten thousand acres which he and his wife handled alone except at harvesting time when they got in four extra men. On our way to the cp we passed some llamas which I understood had a special job on the farm. When the sheep got their lambs that attracted foxes which the lamas in turn chased away. Before I left I gave Steve a print out of the last visit. He remembered well that visit many years ago.

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#1: Confluence point
#2: View North
#3: View South
#4: View East
#5: View West
#6: GPS registration
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