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near Koúteli, Dytikí Elláda, Greece
Approx. altitude: 1046 m (3431 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 38°S 158°W

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View to the South #3: View to the West #4: View to the North #5: View to the East #6: GPS reading #7: Ground Zero #8: The Confluence Hunter #9: Entering Koúteli #10: Road to the Confluence

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#1: The Confluence from 10 m distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

29-Nov-2015 -- This is the last out of 3 reports reaching confluence points during a bicycle trip through Central Greece. The story continues from 38°N 23°E.

In the morning of confluence day, I started cycling before dawn at 6:30 AM from my hotel in Diakoptó, which is located on the north coast of the Peleponnes in ca. 30 km distance from this confluence point.

I had to gain more than 1000 m in height to reach the village Kalávryta. The mountains around are steep and gave me the impression of being in the Alpine Mountains. At a remaining distance of 2 km I entered the village Koúteli. Shortly after, I got a flat tyre. When I had packed out my toolkit, I got a nasty surprise: both of my glue tubes for patches had been squeezed and dried out totally. I guess they got squeezed out during the flight. But I was prepared having a spare tube with me. Unfortunately the valve was not fitting my pump! What to do now? I decided to put on the patch without glue. This was the right decision, because I could continue my trip (pumping up my tyre every 2 hours).

The confluence is located in an oak forest on hilly terrain. It is a nice location with far views to the west.

At 5 PM I reached the city of Patras, from where I took an express bus back to Athens followed by a flight to Zurich the next early morning. At 10 AM on Monday, I was back to office.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance to the road: 2 km
  • Distance to a track: 168 m
  • Distance of bicycle parking: 168 m
  • Time to reach the CP from the road: 1 hour
  • Time at the CP: 12:11 PM
  • Measured height: 1045 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
  • Position accuracy: 3 m
  • Topography: steep incline, mountainous
  • Vegetation: young oak trees
  • Weather: mostly sunny 8° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Dried Glue Confluence

The story finishes here.


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 10 m distance
#2: View to the South
#3: View to the West
#4: View to the North
#5: View to the East
#6: GPS reading
#7: Ground Zero
#8: The Confluence Hunter
#9: Entering Koúteli
#10: Road to the Confluence
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