the Degree Confluence Project

Poland : Dolnośląskie

1.9 km (1.2 miles) N of Muchówek, Dolnośląskie, Poland
Approx. altitude: 403 m (1322 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 51°S 164°W

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: view east #3: view north #4: view west #5: digging the hole #6: certificate #7: group photo #8: stone marker

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  51°N 16°E (visit #4)  

#1: view south

(visited by Grzegorz Chyla, Rafal Plezia, Eleonora Maslowska, Magdalena Sitarz, Tomasz Horoszko, Artur Szymanski, Marek Cieslak, Edward Wisniewski and Marcin Horoszko)

21-Sep-2003 -- It was a very nice first day of fall. I first paid a brief visit to n51 e017 confluence and headed west towards Jawor and Mysliborz.

We meet at Ecology Education Centre "Salamandra" in Mysliborz. I found the place quite impressing, with laboratories in which lessons can be conducted, a place where wild animals are cured, a hotel part etc.

We sat here till all visitors arrived. Our host told us about their project related to a confluence. They decided to make it a touristic attraction and part of park infrastructure. One meter high stone marker will be placed, they plan to build a cobblestone circle of 3 meter diameter and to mark summer, winter and equinox solar shadow path.

We lifted the stone marker into a van (it was quite heavy!) and headed towards Muchów. Fortunately we were here as LCA officials so we were allowed to drive into the forest all the way to the confluence.

We spent some time there. First we used 4 GPS receivers to find the confluence point, then dig a 1 meter deep hole. It was quite difficult because of all the stones... Then we all signed a certificate, put it into a bottle and placed into a bottle. Then we have secured the stone marker and the bottle with a concrete. Work finished, we toasted the confluence with a bottle of sparkling wine.

We returned to Mysliborz. Unfortunately I had to return home so again I did not have time to see Mysliborz Gorge and other interesting places around. Well, it is good to have reasons to return to interesting places :-)

A note for "Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints" confluencers: I was assured by Marek Cieslak (manager of Landscape Conservation area 'Chelmy') that the stone marker was placed in accordance to all regulations and that he made all the necessary arrangements with the landowner (National Forests). So we acted 100% legally.

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#1: view south
#2: view east
#3: view north
#4: view west
#5: digging the hole
#6: certificate
#7: group photo
#8: stone marker
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