the Degree Confluence Project


5.0 km (3.1 miles) ESE of Nuevo Berlín, Río Negro, Uruguay
Approx. altitude: 36 m (118 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 33°N 122°E

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: View to the South #3: View to the West #4: View to the North #5: View to the East #6: GPS Reading #7: Ground Zero #8: The Confluence Hunters #9: Nearby Tree #10: Roof in Fray Bentos

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  33°S 58°W (visit #2)  

#1: The Confluence from 20 m

(visited by Rainer Mautz and Elionora)

29-Dec-2011 -- This is the second out of ten confluences that we visited during our trip to Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. The story begins at 35°S 59°W.

We took a speed ferry from Buenos Aires to the beautiful town Colonia in Uruguay. In Colonia, we rented a car for one day in order to visit some rural places in Uruguay. From Sergio we knew that this confluence was easy to visit, so we decided to make a little excursion for a visit. On top of that, the nearby town “Nuevo Berlin” sounded interesting, in particular because I had lived in Old Berlin for 5 years. The town has been described very well by Captain Peter after the first visit of this confluence.

We took the route via the town Mercedes, then took a dirt road short-cut to route 24 towards the north. Route 24 misses the confluence point by only 880 m, but a dirt road turning westwards allows approaching the confluence on the road network up to 700 m. At that distance we parked our car and hiked along a track through a huge soybean field.

The confluence is just 10 m from the edge of the field. Well, on the other side of the edge the next huge soybean field extends far to the horizon. Obviously, there has been quite a change in the landscape since Captain Peter found this confluence on grassland 10 years ago. This change from pasture to soybean cultivation is quite a common phenomenon in the Rio Plata area.

After a short celebration, we had to rush back in order to get to some place before nightfall. We stayed the night in Fray Bentos which is located 30 km further south-west.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance to an asphalt road: 880 m
  • Distance to a road: 700 m
  • Distance to a track: 300 m
  • Distance of parking: 700 m
  • Distance to houses: 2500 m
  • Time starting the visit: 18:50 PM
  • Time at the CP: 19:45 PM
  • Measured height: 39 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 1 m
  • Position accuracy at the CP: 3 m
  • Topography: fairly flat
  • Vegetation: soybeans, soybeans, soybeans
  • Weather: cloudy, 24° C (felt temperature)
  • Description of the CP: In western Uruguay 6 km from Rio Uruguay and 10 km from the border to Argentina. In agricultural area. A railroad track runs 300 m east of the confluence point.
  • Given Name: The Pure Soybean Confluence

Story continues at 43°S 65°W.

 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 20 m
#2: View to the South
#3: View to the West
#4: View to the North
#5: View to the East
#6: GPS Reading
#7: Ground Zero
#8: The Confluence Hunters
#9: Nearby Tree
#10: Roof in Fray Bentos
ALL: All pictures on one page