the Degree Confluence Project

Canada : Ontario

0.4 km (0.3 miles) SW of Ashburn, ON, Canada
Approx. altitude: 250 m (820 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreetMap topo topo250 ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 44°S 101°E

Quality: good

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  44°N 79°W (visit #1) (incomplete) 

(visited by Matthew Francey)

19-Nov-2000 -- The confluence is located in the backyard of a private residence. Adjacent to the confluence is: on the north, the house itself. On the west, a line of trees that form a fence to a field of corn. To the south, a field of corn. To the east: a church and cemetary. The residence is located on the west side of the small town of Ashburn, Ontario, and is one of many such residences in the immediate vicinity.

The closest public access is on Route 5, where one is about 130m from the confluence [which is invisible behind the previously noted line of trees.]

No attempt was made to ascertain the owner of the land, nor was any attempt made to photograph the area (let alone someone's backyard).

A photograph of a sunset, taken about 400m east of the site from the confluence on the evening I located the site, is available.

Editorial comment and suggestion: it is virtually certain that every single confluence in southern Ontario is on private or otherwise inaccessible land. I am personally unwilling to trespass to obtain photographs *from* the site. I will photograph *the* site, from the closest available location. However, I am also not going to be taking photographs of people's backyards or other property -- there are obvious privacy and security issues [and I'd have to obtain a property release to boot].

Recommendation: relax the rules in the case of privately owned land or other similar situations. Perhaps deal with them the same way water sites are dealt with ...