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Canada : Newfoundland and Labrador

2.2 km (1.4 miles) SSE of Reefs Harbour, NL, Canada
Approx. altitude: 0 m (0 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo topo250 world confnav)
Antipode: 51°S 123°E

Accuracy: 6 m (19 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: North view from the confluence. #3: South view from the confluence. #4: East view from the confluence. #5: West view from the confluence. #6: John and I at the N51 W57 confluence. #7: GPS showing we've arrived.

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  51°N 57°W (visit #2)  

#1: View of the general area with the confluence near middle right.

(visited by Clarence Pelley and John Moores)

04-Apr-2003 -- The morning was a mild 5 degrees celsius as John and I departed Bear Cove and headed up the Viking Trail on Newfoundland's Great Northern Peninsula. A wispy fog was moving in off the Strait of Belle Isle and the sky was cloudy, but St Margaret Bay was still under a heavy ice cover. This was our 'ace in the sleeve'.

We followed the Reefs Harbour road for about 7.5 kilometers off the Viking Trail and parked near Ray's Lounge, just a few kilometers from Reefs Harbour.

I donned snowshoes and John his skis for the short trek to the N51 W57 confluence. The snow was melting and the bay ice slush-covered. There were numerous cracks in the ice through which the salty green waters oozed, but it was still safe to walk on.

Having previously entered the N51 W57 waypoint, I followed a 'goto' on the gps map screen. Less than 30 meters out on the ice we pinpointed the confluence as the gps 'zeroed out' and indicated the point - within a 6 meter error. The time, exactly 11 am.


 All pictures
#1: View of the general area with the confluence near middle right.
#2: North view from the confluence.
#3: South view from the confluence.
#4: East view from the confluence.
#5: West view from the confluence.
#6: John and I at the N51 W57 confluence.
#7: GPS showing we've arrived.
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Notes
In the waters of Saint Margaret Bay, about 60 m from shore.