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Spain : Extremadura

6.9 km (4.3 miles) WSW of Prado Gil, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain
Approx. altitude: 378 m (1240 ft)
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Antipode: 38°S 174°E

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

#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: Road at the Confluence #10: Creek near the Confluence #11: Lazy pigs

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  38°N 6°W (visit #3)  

#1: The Confluence from 15 m distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

12-Mar-2018 -- This is the third 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 7°W.

On confluence day, I started cycling from Aracena in 50 km distance (as the crows fly). After several days of storms with heavy rains, it was finally sunny, but the temperature only 6°C.

At noon time I reached the confluence area. I left the main road SE-177 at the last little town named El Real de la Jara, continued on the tiny but sealed county road Carretera Hoya de Santa Maria. At 5 kilometers from the confluence I turned southwards on the unsealed road “Camino Cordel de Cazalla O de los Viateros” in southern direction up to a distance of exactly 200 m. I just parked my bicycle at the road and walked across a field with scattered cork oaks to the confluence.

The confluence point is located near a little creek. The ground is covered by a lawn that is continuously mown by cows. Nearby I saw lazy pigs sleeping in the sun.

There wasn’t enough time to visit the confluence point 38°N 5°W further to the east by bicycle, so didn’t continue eastwards, but started cycling southwards to Seville from where I had my flight scheduled on the following day in the afternoon.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance of bicycle parking: 200 m
  • Time to reach the CP from the road: 2 minutes
  • Time at the CP: 1:17 PM
  • Measured height: 381 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
  • Position accuracy: 3 m
  • Topography: hilly
  • Vegetation: cork oaks, sizzles, grass
  • Weather: mostly sunny, 10° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Lazy Pigs Confluence

The story finishes at 38°N 5°W.


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 15 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: Road at the Confluence
#10: Creek near the Confluence
#11: Lazy pigs
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Notes
Not far to the West of the water supply dam Embalse de El Pintado.