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Czech Republic

2.2 km (1.4 miles) NNW of Rapotín, Olomoucký Kraj, Czech Rep.
Approx. altitude: 364 m (1194 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 50°S 163°W

Accuracy: 10 m (32 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Reference point east of confluence #3: Reference plate #4: Panorama from east to north out of the barley grain #5: GPS reading #6: Martin, Klaus & Hans in the grain field #7: Look back to Rapotín when leaving in direction SW - home

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  50°N 17°E (visit #1) (secondary) 

#1: Confluence seen from the edge of the creek to NW

(visited by Martin Mayrhofer, Hans Augdoppler and Klaus Baumgartner)

08-Jun-2001 -- Coming from our visit to 49°N 18°E we went west via Opava to Rapotín. We left Rapotín in direction northwest. After a few hundred meters we stopped at a bridge crossing a small creek.

We walked along the bank of the creek and could locate the confluence about 20 m west of the creek within a barley grain field. We could walk along tracks from a tractor without major harm to the plants.

On our way back to the car we chose to cross the creek and walk directly to the road where we installed the reference plate (~120 m away). Unfortunately the plate broke into two pieces and we had to repair it with a tape from the car's first-aid kit.

We left Rapotín and on the way back to Austria we had a nice dinner at a roadhouse. It took us more than the half night to return in the rainy weather. See more pictures at http://www.fortunecity.de/roswell/cyborg/865/Confluence/50N17EE.htm.


 All pictures
#1: Confluence seen from the edge of the creek to NW
#2: Reference point east of confluence
#3: Reference plate
#4: Panorama from east to north out of the barley grain
#5: GPS reading
#6: Martin, Klaus & Hans in the grain field
#7: Look back to Rapotín when leaving in direction SW - home
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