the Degree Confluence Project

Canada : New Brunswick

4.1 km (2.5 miles) SSW of Manuels, NB, Canada
Approx. altitude: 16 m (52 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreetMap topo topo250 ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 47°S 115°E

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: East #3: South #4: West #5: Struggling through the bushes #6: GPS view

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  47°N 65°W (visit #2)  

#1: North

(visited by David Coombs and Kate Johnson)

31-Jul-2008 -- Visiting Kate's family on the Miramichi river we had to grab this point. It is also close to the lobster fishing village of Escuminac - well worth a visit during the season.

Using a brand new Garmin 60Cx we approached from the north and drove past the nearest approach point and on to a plant where peat moss is dug and packaged. The orange areas around here on the satellite maps are probably all peat workings. We backtracked and parked by a turning off into the woods (N46 00’26.7”, W65 00’16.6) 900 metres from the point. The track led to some small quarries and then we had to walk the final 500 metres through the woods. The going was OK to start with in mature dry woodland but then the ground became wet and mossy and the trees were reduced to scratchy shrubs. The insects were very happy to find us! We got to the point – achieving all the zeroes – but the GPS wandered off before we took the photos. The area around the point is all wet under foot and thick brush as can be seen in the photos.

The walk back to the car was a bit quicker and the round trip on foot took around 90 minutes.

The new GPS is certainly a lot faster and better at maintaining a signal in woodland than my old Garmin II+ which now goes into retirement/ reserve after more than 100 CPs!

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#1: North
#2: East
#3: South
#4: West
#5: Struggling through the bushes
#6: GPS view
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