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Germany : Hessen

near Oestrich-Winkel, Hessen, Germany
Approx. altitude: 105 m (344 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 50°S 172°W

Accuracy: 19 m (62 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: North #3: East #4: South #5: West #6: GPS_1 #7: GPS_2 #8: Visitors #9: Rhine ferry

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  50°N 8°E (visit #15) (secondary) 

#1: Overview

(visited by Karl Bryk and Michael Bryk)

25-Sep-2015 -- This is the last in a sequence of 15 visits made while on a road trip with my son Michael.

The previous is 50N 7E.

After our last CP visit we headed off to 50N 8E. We knew we would probably not get close to this one unless we knocked on someone's door. Nevertheless we programmed the point into the sat-nav and headed off.

A few kilometres from the CP we had a large obstacle to cross - the Rhein river - and fortunately there was a ferry to take us across. After disembarking we drove a few more minutes following the sat-nav off the main road running parallel to the Rhein and into a housing area.

A few more minutes found us parked on the street between houses and flats close to the CP. It was 13:35. We explored a bit to find the closest spot to the CP settling on a location about 19 metres from the CP in someone's garden. Not wanting to intrude on anyone we decided not to knock on the door, and it did not seem that there was anyone in the place as far as we could see. I guess some people have to work while others are off confluence hunting.

After that we headed off to a small village near Kaiserslautern to visit more family.

As it turned out that was our last CP visit of the trip. We did think of visiting some the next day, the final day of our holiday, but the distance we had to travel back to Salzburg was just too much to allow any more CP visits.

So the holiday ended with a pretty good haul of 15 CPs, and very enjoyable it was too!


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#1: Overview
#2: North
#3: East
#4: South
#5: West
#6: GPS_1
#7: GPS_2
#8: Visitors
#9: Rhine ferry
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