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Finland : Etelä-Suomen lääni

26.4 km (16.4 miles) S of Pellinki, Etelä-Suomen lääni, Finland
Approx. altitude: 0 m (0 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 60°S 154°W

Accuracy: 70 m (229 ft)
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#2: GPS #3: Map #4: Estonia #5: Vaindlo #6: Gogland #7: Sun #8: Soccer team boat

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  60°N 26°E (secondary) 

#1: Finland

(visited by Captain Peter)

14-Jul-2002 -- The barometric pressure is rising and rising, and the air is getting so crystal clear, as seldom encountered. The confluence (map), 60°N/26°E (gps) is usually one from where you do not see any land, as the coast, the peninsulas and islets around are all flat and far away.

Today we could see some land, to the North the coast of Finland shattered in countless islands, as Emäsalo, Suur Pellinki, Ölandet, Sarvsalö, Kejvsalö, Våtskär, Sondarö, just to name a few.

To the South we could see the rather featureless coast of Estonia, where several peninsulas extend like the fingers of a hand into the Gulf of Finland (Juminda, Pärispea, Käsmu).

Very isolated, in the SE of the confluence, there is a small rock named Vaindlo, with a lighthouse on it.

And when we look ahead, towards East, we see the already wellknown Gogland Island (behind the red ship), and this is the westernmost point of Russia and a confluence itself. 60N27E, together with Bol'shoy Tyuters Island (Great Tyuters Island), right of it.

As far as we remember this was the first time we saw a confluence from another confluence.

A ship was overtaking us in the evening sun, still well above the horizon at quarter to eleven p.m. Having a closer look it is well known to us - the container feeder "Borussia Dortmund".

To non-European readers this will probably not mean much, but the owner of this ship is a soccer fan. He named all his ships after German "Bundesliga"-teams, of whom all other teams are trembling of fear when they have to meet them in the UEFA Cup.


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#1: Finland
#2: GPS
#3: Map
#4: Estonia
#5: Vaindlo
#6: Gogland
#7: Sun
#8: Soccer team boat
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  Notes
In the Sea of Finland, but with a view of land.