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Brazil : Amazonas

32.4 km (20.1 miles) NNW of Amatari, Amazonas, Brazil
Approx. altitude: 28 m (91 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 3°N 121°E

Accuracy: 13 m (42 ft)
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#2: North #3: East #4: West #5: GPS Confluence #6: Maciel, Glaucio , Haline e Humberto #7: Glaucio, Humbeto e Maciel

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#1: South

(visited by Glaucio Messias, Humberto Tinoco, Maciel Cordovil and Haline Oliveira)

English

29-May-2005 -- A Equipe formada por Glaucio (Eu, o Guia GPS), Haline (Fotógrafa), Humberto (Motorista e barqueiro) e Maciel (Orientador de Selva), partiu da cidade de Manaus/AM em direção ao Oeste pela rodovia estadual AM-010 até a Vila de Lindoia passando por Rio Preto da Eva, após 2 horas e 180km rodados. Depois tivemos que continuar por meio fluvial, onde pegamos um barco para descermos o rio Urubu.

Com nenhuma experiência em orientação fluvial, a equipe se arriscou e encarou o desafio que é navegar nos braços das águas doces do Amazonas. Após 23,3Km de mata e rio, chegamos a uma etapa onde não tinhamos mais condições de continuar de barco, obrigando-nos a entrar a pé na Floresta Amazônica(Pulmão do Mundo).

Devido a mata fechada, a equipe encontrou dificuldades para chegar ao ponto que ficava à 200 metros do local onde tinhamos deixado o barco. Às 09:16am do dia 29-maio-2005 chegamos no ponto onde as coordenadas estavam zeradas e lá registramos a confluência.

Na volta aproveitamos para pescar tucunaré.


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29-May-2005 -- The Team formed by Glaucio (Me, GPS guide), Haline (photographer), Humberto (driver and boatman) and Maciel (jungle advisor), left of the city of Manaus/AM in direction to the West on state highway AM-010 until the Villa of Lindoia going by Black Rio of Eva, after 2 hours and 180km wheeled. Then we had to continue by ship down the river Urubu.

With no experience in marine orientation, the team took a risk and it faced the challenge that is to navigate in the arms of the fresh water of Amazonas. After 23,3Km of forest and river, we arrived to a place where we didn't have more conditions of continuing of ship, assuming an obligation to enter by foot in the Amazon Forest ('the lungs of the World').

Due to closed forest, the team had difficulties to arrive to the point that was at 200 meters of the place where we had left the ship. At 09:16am on May 29th 2005 we arrived to the point where the coordinates were zeroed and there we registered the confluence.

In the way back we took did some fishing for "tucunaré".


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#1: South
#2: North
#3: East
#4: West
#5: GPS Confluence
#6: Maciel, Glaucio , Haline e Humberto
#7: Glaucio, Humbeto e Maciel
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