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United States : Alabama

8.4 miles (13.5 km) WSW of Geneva, Geneva, AL, USA
Approx. altitude: 26 m (85 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 31°S 94°E

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#2: The beautiful Pea river, a short walk South of the confluence. (Water towards bottom of picture, sandy beach in middle.) #3: Cypress stump. (Me, with face hidden in shadow, standing next to tall tree and cypress stump.) #4: Swamp where degree confluence is located is just beyond trees. (Muddy beach is in foreground, trees in background.) #5: Here I'm standing on the confluence, which is on an island in the middle of the swamp. (Close-up of me.) #6: GPS picture. (Blurry, but the best out of the dozen pictures I took!)

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#1: Swamp turtle.(Turtle sitting on a log)

(visited by Michael McBeth)

22-Apr-2001 -- This confluence is located in the middle of a swamp just to the North of the Pea river, which is just North of the Florida/Alabama border. I plugged the coordinates into my GPS, and the pointer feature indicated that it was almost exactly North of where I live. Travelling without an atlas, I relied solely on my receiver and wound my way through the Florida countryside, past Ebro Greyhound Park, and finally arrived within 1/4 mile of my goal. I parked my truck on the side of the road, and began hiking through the swamp. To my benefit, we have been experiencing a drought as of recent, and the area was relatively dry. This made the travelling easier, as I only had to wade through water up to my knees. As for wildlife, I encountered one alligator, but it was the twenty or so mosquitos that sampled my blood, as the bites on my arms and legs can testify. I also came across a box turtle, and used her for a photo-op. Besides, I didn't think the gator would be agreeable and mosquitos take lousy pictures.


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#1: Swamp turtle.(Turtle sitting on a log)
#2: The beautiful Pea river, a short walk South of the confluence. (Water towards bottom of picture, sandy beach in middle.)
#3: Cypress stump. (Me, with face hidden in shadow, standing next to tall tree and cypress stump.)
#4: Swamp where degree confluence is located is just beyond trees. (Muddy beach is in foreground, trees in background.)
#5: Here I'm standing on the confluence, which is on an island in the middle of the swamp. (Close-up of me.)
#6: GPS picture. (Blurry, but the best out of the dozen pictures I took!)
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