the Degree Confluence Project


4.2 km (2.6 miles) WSW of Keshcarrigan, Leitrim, Ireland
Approx. altitude: 63 m (206 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 54°S 172°E

Accuracy: 7 m (22 ft)
Quality: good

Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: view north #3: view east - the house is new to this visit #4: view south - and hire car #5: view west #6: GPS

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  54°N 8°W (visit #2) (secondary) 

#1: the confluence in this field

(visited by Christopher Anton)

10-Dec-2006 -- ..continued from 54N 10W

I continued onwards to 54N8W because I knew that this one was easy to get to and my lack of suitable walking shoes would not be a hazard (it was, but more anon). I made good progress as traffic was light and got to the large town of Carrick-on-Shannon at about lunchtime. The confluence was soon found as it is by a crossroads.

I parked the car and walked the few metres to the field containing the confluence shown in Pic1. The exact spot is just to the left and behind the barn and this picture was taken from about 20m away. Pic2 shows the view North along the direction I came. Pic3 shows a change from the previous visit as a new house is being constructed to the east. Pic 4 shows the view South (and the car) and Pic 5 the view West.

Having convinced myself that the large dog barking in front of the house along the road was not interested in eating me, I walked to the field gate, which was unlocked, and tried to get to the spot. Pic 6 shows the GPS at the closest point. Although the underfoot conditions don't look too bad in this picture I was at times ankle deep in water, so I didn't try too assiduously to get all zeroes.

Back westwards to 54N 9W and Knock International airport with the heater on full blast drying out my socks!

 All pictures
#1: the confluence in this field
#2: view north
#3: view east - the house is new to this visit
#4: view south - and hire car
#5: view west
#6: GPS
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