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Finland : Oulun lääni

2.4 km (1.5 miles) SE of Meskusvaara, Oulun lääni, Finland
Approx. altitude: 316 m (1036 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 66°S 151°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
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#2: The visitors #3: Pyry at the spot #4: GPS

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  66°N 29°E (visit #1) (secondary) 

#1: Confluence area

(visited by teemu koivusalo and Pyry Heikkilä)

18-Oct-2002 -- We are family from Kaustinen, called the Folk Music City. During the fall of 2002 we had our autumn holiday in Kuusamo. We (myself and Pyry Heikkilä (7 years)) have already visited two confluence points. Pyry and I, Teemu Koivusalo are very interested in geography. So when we were in Kuusamo we checked a map and found that we have two secondary confluence points not too far away.

So on a friday morning me and Pyry take Pyry's mother's car, the Gps-receiver, map, coffee and some cookies and drive about 25 kilometers from our cottage. We could drive the car until we were about one kilometer from the degree confluence.

Then we took our backpacks and Carmin GPS and walked to the point. When we found it we took the required photos, drank the coffe and ate the cookies.

We like the confluence web-site a lot, we think at it's a very exiting and fun way to learn some basics of earth and geography. Thanks for this to the site's Crew. Spesial thanks goes to: Mr. Kari Karvonen (who loaned us the Gps-receiver) amd to Eeva-Liisa & Anniina Heikkilä (who made delicious food when we came back :-)


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#3: Pyry at the spot
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