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Finland : Etelä-Suomen lääni

5.6 km (3.5 miles) S of Ruuhijärvi, Etelä-Suomen lääni, Finland
Approx. altitude: 106 m (347 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 61°S 154°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View south from the confluence. Spot the team's car. #3: View west from the confluence. #4: View east from the confluence. #5: GPS screen at the confluence. #6: Local lake area. #7: GPS track log

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  61°N 26°E (visit #1) (secondary) 

#1: View north of the confluence.

(visited by Henrik Huhtinen and Marcus Engdahl)

24-May-2001 -- Marcus introduced the writer to the Confluence project a few weeks ago and a few items necessary for the hunt were gathered, namely a car DC/AC converter for the laptop and the map software to hook up with the GPS signal.

We decided to practise confluence hunting with an easy secondary target nearby city of Lahti. We took off Thursday 24.5.2001 which is a national church holiday in Finland. Not that many remember the reason for the holiday, as people in Finland tend to belong to church, but visit it maybe once a year. There were several parties and clubs yesterday and we were up late at LTJ Bukem gig here. When I told some people about the project last night, the general consensus was "what a nerd project". Can't argue there.

The target area looks quite nice on the map, by the road in an area between two small lakes.

Weather was quite nice when we left, but clouds started gathering as we get nearer to our target.

Found the confluence after a little bit of walking and jumping over a ditch. It was raining, but the sun showed up quite soon. The area proved to be agricultural area with small farms here and there and the farmers living in nice lakeside houses. Makes the urban citydweller almost consider the countryside as an option. In the main picture you can see a field nearby the confluence. At the our website there is a quicktime video showing 360' of the confluence spot.

After the confluence we drove around the pretty lakes surrounding the area and took some pictures. Some of them are posted.


 All pictures
#1: View north of the confluence.
#2: View south from the confluence. Spot the team's car.
#3: View west from the confluence.
#4: View east from the confluence.
#5: GPS screen at the confluence.
#6: Local lake area.
#7: GPS track log
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)