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Estonia

2.0 km (1.2 miles) ENE of Vadi, Ida-Virumaa, Estonia
Approx. altitude: 44 m (144 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 59°S 153°W

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

#2: Approx to West #3: Approx to North, hey spur hunters! ;) #4: From N to Confluence (150 m, under the Sun) and approx to South #5: Approx to East #6: Some etno-agricultural piece 12m W from confluence. #7: Vadi village, Avi river, 2km from, clearly identifiable

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#1: Traditional sauna 80m to west

(visited by Anto Veldre)

16-Feb-2002 -- Estonia is a small country with full GSM coverage and with too many wolwes. Quite not in Euro-fashion, their population is being hunted down to a reasonable figure. Similarly, when choosing certain right directions, you can walk 10-20 km without actually meeting any human being but possibly waking up a sleeping&nursing mother bear. Well, and this easily could happen in 4 hour drive from a 5-star hotel.

Then - Tammessaare (The Island of Oaks - oaktree is rare and holy in Estonia) is only a geographic name not anything you can locate on the fly. Better adhere to Vadi - as small clearly identified village exactly 2 km from the confluence, see picture #6. I decided to fill the gaps and visit two previously unvisited confluences as a weekend project. Anyway, this one was a very accessible and an extremely characteristic one. It was possible to leave the car at some 150 m from the goal. In summer one could drive nearer up to 20m distance.

The confluence is located 50m from a country cottage straight on the potato field. I surely visited the very confluence but due to my old non-averaging Garmin 45XL I did not catch the very moment ;) On main picture (#1) the view of traditional Estonian yell and old "saun" (similar to Finnish sauna) is presented. To guard owner's private life, the following views are taken from a bit apart but well within the 100 m circle.

I have to add that being an addict of GNU copyleft (rather than copyright), I do not restrict you in whatever you do with the text and pictures, up to the level pictures are replaced by the better ones made by future successors. All pictures taken will be available at http://xyz.ee/Blitz/Confluenz/


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#1: Traditional sauna 80m to west
#2: Approx to West
#3: Approx to North, hey spur hunters! ;)
#4: From N to Confluence (150 m, under the Sun) and approx to South
#5: Approx to East
#6: Some etno-agricultural piece 12m W from confluence.
#7: Vadi village, Avi river, 2km from, clearly identifiable
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