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Poland : Pomorskie

1.9 km (1.2 miles) N of Gościszewo, Pomorskie, Poland
Approx. altitude: 51 m (167 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 54°S 161°W

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
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#2: View North (towards a nearby rural road) #3: View East #4: View West #5: Almost all zeros #6: A concrete fortification (dating from the early 20th Century) near the point #7: Gigi visits her first Degree Confluence Point! #8: Historic Malbork Castle, about 5 km North of the point

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  54°N 19°E (visit #8)  

#1: The confluence point lies partway up this North-facing slope.  (This is also a view to the South.)

(visited by Ross Finlayson, Dave Oare and Becky Gray)

20-Aug-2019 -- While spending a few days touring northern Poland (Torun and Gdansk) with friends Dave Oare and Becky Gray (and their dog Gigi), I managed to talk them into visiting this point - and recording their first successful visit to a Degree Confluence Point.

We reached this point by driving south from the town of Malbork (after fighting crowds of fellow tourists visiting the famous UNESCO World Heritage-listed Malbork Castle). About 4 km south of Malbork (and less than 1 km from the point), a narrow country road (paved with concrete slabs) branched south-westward, heading towards the point. We parked at a turnout less than 100m from the point; a path took us the rest of the way. Like so many Degree Confluence Points in Europe, very little hiking was required.

The point lies partway up a gentle north-facing slope. Just to the south, there are prominent concrete fortifications (dating from the early 20th Century, and explained in the narrative by the previous visitor, Rainer Mautz).

This visit also marked my first successful visit to a Degree Confluence point with a new GPS receiver. Unlike my previous GPS receiver - which showed 5 digits after the decimal point (in latitude and longitude), my new GPS receiver shows 6 digits after the decimal point - giving a resolution of only about 0.1m. So in the future it’s going to be much harder to record ‘all zeros’; this time, I had to settle for ‘almost all zeros’.


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#1: The confluence point lies partway up this North-facing slope. (This is also a view to the South.)
#2: View North (towards a nearby rural road)
#3: View East
#4: View West
#5: Almost all zeros
#6: A concrete fortification (dating from the early 20th Century) near the point
#7: Gigi visits her first Degree Confluence Point!
#8: Historic Malbork Castle, about 5 km North of the point
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