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3.2 km (2.0 miles) NE of Donja Stubica, Krapinsko-Zagorska, Croatia
Approx. altitude: 255 m (836 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 46°S 164°W

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: The owner of the Confluence #10: Wooden houses near the Confluence

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  46°N 16°E (visit #4)  

#1: The Confluence from 10 m distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

13-Aug-2016 -- This is the first out of four reports reaching confluence points in Croatia, Austria, and Hungary.

Friday after work I took a flight from Zurich to Zagreb arriving there at 11:30 PM with two hours delay due to a previous collision between the plane and a bird. The delay didn’t matter much after it had been unclear for a while if the plane will fly at all or be cancelled.

As usual, I had brought my bicycle with me, such that I could directly cycle out of the airport. It only took me 10 minutes to unbox my bike and hit the road. I spent the night in a private bed-and-breakfast place in the southern part of Zagreb. The next morning after having had breakfast in Zagreb, I crossed the Park prirode Medvednica, which is located north of Zagreb and south of this confluence point. The ridge is about 1000 m elevation, such that I had a tough exercise for the morning.

After coasting down the mountain range and passing through the town Donja Stubica, I reached the confluence point easily. It is located 11 m from a minor road with the name Lepa Ves on a private plot of garden land. The owner was present. Even though he was not sharing any language with me, I was able to explain him my mission. I am not sure how deep he got the concept of confluencing, but I guess rather less.

The exact spot of the confluence is on a steep slope with mown grass. Nearby are planted beans and apple trees.

The visit was really quick. A couple minutes after I had arrived I was on the road again – heading north in order to visit my last unvisited confluence in Austria.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance to a road: 11 m
  • Distance to a track: 11 m
  • Distance of bicycle parking: 15 m
  • Time to reach the CP from Zagreb: 2.5 hours
  • Time at the CP: 10:27 AM
  • Measured height: 216 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
  • Position accuracy: 3 m
  • Topography: hilly
  • Vegetation: garden land, grass, beans, apple trees
  • Weather: partly cloudy, 26° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The No Common Language Confluence

The story continues at 47°N 16°E.


 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: The owner of the Confluence
#10: Wooden houses near the Confluence
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Pending visits
Submitted  Visit date  Name  Success?  Status? 
23-Sep-16  27-Aug-16  Istvan Palffy  yes  pending