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Spain : Andalucía

9.4 km (5.8 miles) S of Villaviciosa de Córdoba, Córdoba, Andalucía, Spain
Approx. altitude: 432 m (1417 ft)
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Antipode: 38°S 175°E

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
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#2: View to the North #3: View to the East #4: View to the South #5: View to the West #6: GPS reading #7: Ground Zero #8: The Confluence Hunter #9: Abandoned farmhouse #10: Lichen at the trees #11: Parking the car at 2000 m distance

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  38°N 5°W (visit #3)  

#1: The Confluence from 10 m distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

13-Mar-2018 -- This is the last out of 4 reports reaching confluence points during a 4-day cycling trip from Lisbon to Seville. The story starts at 38°N 8°W and continuous from 38°N 6°W.

Unfortunately it was a bit too tight with the time to visit this confluence by bicycle before my return flight was going to take off in the afternoon at 5 PM from Seville. Therefore I cycled from the previous confluence point 38°N 6°W to my destination Seville.

Having arrived in Seville in the eve, I had the choice to go sightseeing in Seville for the remaining half day or to visit this confluence by car. Spontaneously I walked in a car rental and got a very good deal. I cramped my bicycle in the Fiat 500 and shortly after I was on my way. Since driving in the darkness is less fun, I spent the night in Fuentes de Andalucía just outside of Seville.

The next morning I drove around Cordoba, through the village Villaviciosa de Córdoba and parked at a distance of 2 km from the confluence point. Actually I could have driven further up to a distance of 800 m, but I felt like hiking after a lazy drive.

For the last 800 m the track got wet and a little rough to walk. At a distance of 260 m I passed an abandoned farmhouse. The final leg was along an aisle probably used to prevent forest fires to spread all over.

The confluence itself is in a thicket with various bushes, oleander, and cork oaks. Due to the location on a hill there are good views in all directions. There is a fence just 5 m from the confluence point.

Well, the story ends basically end at this point. I returned to Seville via the very curvy road A-3075. At Seville I had problems finding a box for my bicycle, and if there hadn’t been an arriving biker from England, I would have been in real trouble. I used his tiny box for my bicycle and reached Zurich in the late evening.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance of car parking: 2000 m
  • Time to reach the CP from the road: 45 minutes
  • Time at the CP: 10:12 AM
  • Measured height: 438 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
  • Position accuracy: 3 m
  • Topography: hilly to mountainous
  • Vegetation: cork oaks, bushes, oleander
  • Weather: partly cloudy, 8° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Fiat 500 Confluence

The story finishes here.


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 10 m distance
#2: View to the North
#3: View to the East
#4: View to the South
#5: View to the West
#6: GPS reading
#7: Ground Zero
#8: The Confluence Hunter
#9: Abandoned farmhouse
#10: Lichen at the trees
#11: Parking the car at 2000 m distance
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