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Poland : Kujawsko-Pomorskie

1.1 km (0.7 miles) E of Smolno Nowe, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland
Approx. altitude: 77 m (252 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 53°S 162°W

Accuracy: 4 m (13 ft)
Quality: good

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 Hunters #9: Sign devoted to Confluence.org #10: The stone cross #11: Gate in 440 m distance

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  53°N 18°E (visit #8)  

#1: The Confluence from 20 m distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz and Elionora)

09-Jun-2018 -- This is the 5th out of 12 reports reaching confluence points in Poland. The story starts at 52°N 21°E and continues from 52°N 18°E.

With 2.5 hours driving time, this was the longest drive between two confluence points (out of altogether 11 drives between points). The reason was, that there are no highways from the neighbouring confluence in the south and we had to drive minor roads all the time. In addition, we went along a longitude line which means 110 km beeline between two confluence points instead of 70 km along the latitude line.

We parked at an official parking lot in 440 m distance. Driving closer to the confluence point was prevented by a gate. After walking directly to the confluence on a sandy forest track, we were surprised to find a monument at the confluence location. I only read the reports from previous visits after my own visit but not before. This way I can explore the confluence independently on my own without any bias from others. Therefore, I get often surprises.

The monument consists of a concrete stone cross with a natural stone on top. But the highlight are two signposts, with one being devoted to confluence.org! This is the first out of 700 confluence points that I have visited, that officially mentions and describes the Degree Confluence Project.

The confluence is in a pine forest with high standing grass as ground cover.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance of car parking: 440 m
  • Driving time from the last CP: 2 hours 32 min
  • Time to reach the CP from the road: 3 min
  • Time at the CP: 10:35 AM
  • Measured height: 63 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
  • Position accuracy: 4 m
  • Topography: flat
  • Vegetation: pine trees, some birch trees, high standing grass
  • Weather: clear sky, 25° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The DCP-Official Sign Confluence

The story continues at 53°N 19°E.


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 20 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 Hunters
#9: Sign devoted to Confluence.org
#10: The stone cross
#11: Gate in 440 m distance
ALL: All pictures on one page