the Degree Confluence Project

Germany : Schleswig-Holstein

2.9 km (1.8 miles) SW of Boostedt, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Approx. altitude: 21 m (68 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreetMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 54°S 170°W

Accuracy: 6 m (19 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: View to the North #3: View to the East #4: View to the South #5: View to the West #6: GPS #7: Venus in the sunset sky

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  54°N 10°E (visit #8)  

#1: Scenery at 54N 10E

(visited by Matthias Kramer, Sebastian Lanz and Jens Hesse)

17-Mar-2009 -- Being working again in a project in the North of Germany we took the chance to catch our second confluence point, after we had visited 54N 09E last week. This time the weather was with us: Sun was shining the whole day, only the wind was rather strong and cold, but that’s apparently normal in this region.

We started after work at 6 p.m. near Hamburg, 70 kilometers to go. So we had to hurry, if we wanted to take photos of the scenery. We took the autobahn A7 (which was quite full at that time) to the North, left it near Neumuenster. The GPS led us through the village of Boostedt and after passing a small wood we were quite near to our point. We parked the car at the roadside and had to find the confluence again in a field.

The military area mentioned in earlier visits is no obstacle. We didn't even notice any signs of being near a military area. Probably the lights on the picture to the east are of the buildings of that military base, but those are on the other side of the road.

The rain of the last days made a muddy thing of the field, but that was no surprise to us and not the worst thing the field offered to us. Much more interesting was the smell all around: Just some days ago the farmers brought out liquid manure onto the field. And so all the time of our visit and hours later that smell was with us, so we always were aware of being amid a land of farming and agriculture.

As expected we took our photos with the last rays of daylight. But the sunset put the scenery into a beautiful atmosphere and Jens took some nice shots. On one photo you even can see Venus shining brightly in the sunset sky.

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#1: Scenery at 54N 10E
#2: View to the North
#3: View to the East
#4: View to the South
#5: View to the West
#6: GPS
#7: Venus in the sunset sky
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