the Degree Confluence Project


1.1 km (0.7 miles) E of Vordingborg-Vintersbølle, Seeland (Island), Storstrøm, Denmark
Approx. altitude: 64 m (209 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 55°S 168°W

Accuracy: 138 m (452 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: GPS - Not Close Enough #3: Visitor 1 #4: Visitor 2

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#1: Road to CP

(visited by Karl Bryk)

10-Sep-2012 -- Why would you drive over 1000 km, visit a CP and get it so wrong?

Well, if you decided at the last minute to visit 55N 12E, with only a Tom Tom sat nav device and not much more to go on. It all started with a trip from Vienna to Gothenburg and the realisation that I would be traveling near 55N 12E, in Denmark, a country I had not yet managed a CP visit. After getting off the ferry at Gedser I programmed 55N 12E into the Sat Nav and headed off. Not long after arrived at my destination just off the main road, but wasn't quite there.

I knew there was a mode to show the satellites and Lat/Long position on the Tom Tom but could I remember???

I somehow managed to get a Lat/Long indication, but walking in various directions didn't seem to get me any closer. With night closing in, and another 400 km to go, I decided to take photos of what I had and head off. Gothenburg was reached a minute before midnight after a 17 hour journey.

With hindsight I should have selected the 'walking mode' when navigating to the CP and maybe the Tom Tom would have taken me closer to the CP. You live and learn!!

So I will have to return again and in the meantime remember the old adage known as the 6 P's - Poor Preparation leads to Poor Performance ;-)

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#1: Road to CP
#2: GPS - Not Close Enough
#3: Visitor 1
#4: Visitor 2
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