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Australia : Western Australia

112.4 km (69.8 miles) SSW of Warburton, WA, Australia
Approx. altitude: 450 m (1476 ft)
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Antipode: 27°N 54°W

Accuracy: 2 m (6 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Looking North from the Confluence #3: Looking South from the Confluence #4: Looking East from the Confluence #5: Looking West from the Confluence #6: GPS Proof #7: My Successful Group #8: One of the Locals that was not happy to see us #9: One of the Spinifex Rings near the Confluence

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  27°S 126°E (visit #2)  

#1: General View of Confluence Area

(visited by Stephen Langman, Fiona Langman, David Lloyd, Jim Wissell, Robyn and Bill Kinston and Andrew Murrie)

04-Aug-2009 -- Stephen and Fiona Langman, David Lloyd, Jim Wissell, Robyn and Bill Kingston and Andrew Murrie.

Planning of this years Desert Trip started twelve months previously. After planning the route, next came the applying for the permits required for travelling through Aboriginal Land.

Two days after leaving Yulara, and after our first nights camp on the Connie Sue Highway, it was time to leave the corrugations and to travel the lesser used track of Parallel No 2 Road to a point where we were as close to the confluence as possible.

The 2 and a half kilometre walk to the confluence was over flat terrain and covered a variety of vegetation, from Spinifex, mulga and other small native shrubs. As we approached the confluence point, we were pipped to the post this day by a local, who did not like to be disturbed.

As the camel slowly wandered off, it was then the usual confluence dance to get all those magic numbers on the GPS. On close examination of the exact point, I founds a camera lens cover, obviously lost by one of previous group that logged the first visit, four years previously in 2005. With yet another successful confluence visit completed, it was time to walk back to our vehicles and head back to the Connie Sue Highway, and travel further south towards our next intended confluence visit.

Continued at 27S-127E.


 All pictures
#1: General View of Confluence Area
#2: Looking North from the Confluence
#3: Looking South from the Confluence
#4: Looking East from the Confluence
#5: Looking West from the Confluence
#6: GPS Proof
#7: My Successful Group
#8: One of the Locals that was not happy to see us
#9: One of the Spinifex Rings near the Confluence
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