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Norway : Sør-Trøndelag

2.0 km (1.2 miles) SSW of Skippervik, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway
Approx. altitude: 0 m (0 ft)
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Antipode: 64°S 170°W

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

#2: Looking east from the confluence #3: Looking north from the confluence #4: Looking west from the confluence #5: Looking south from the confluence #6: The GPS #7: Helge lending us his boat #8: Erling and Kristian in the back and Finngard rowing #9: Eirik talking to the friendly neighbour #10: The beautiful nature near the confluence.  Helge and his wife to the right.

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  64°N 10°E (visit #1)  

#1: Rowing towards the confluence

(visited by Eirik Refsdal, Kristian Barek, Jon-Finngard Moe and Erling Hagen)

19-Aug-2003 -- On a rainy afternoon we set out from Trondheim, took the ferry (a very nice one) from Flakk to Rørvik and headed north.

About an hour and a half or so later, we finally reached Grøttingen, parked the car and turned on the GPS. After walking some 400-500 meters through partially rocky terrain, we had the disappointment of a lifetime.

Our goal - our confluence - was right in front of us, 25 meters out into the water.

I had feared this and brought along both shorts and a towel, but it seemed a bit too deep, a bit too cold and I didn't really want to carry both the GPS and the camera with me out there. To put it mildly.

So thankfully the others wanted to find a local inhabitant with a boat we could borrow, and a nice and friendly man tipped us about his neighbour, Helge Rovik, who had a boat just a few hundred meters down the road.

Road? This was when we realized that we could have saved ourselves the trip through the "rough" terrain and just gone straight here. But hey, this is what it's all about, isn't it? :)

Anyway, we went back along the road, found Helge (he was just as friendly as his neighbour) and minutes later we were sitting in a rowboat heading for 64N 10E.

Finngard took care of the rowing, while Erling, Kristian and I were looking at the very nice surroundings and just enjoying life in the beautiful weather (it stopped raining just as we left the car, and now an hour or so later the sun was shining).

And as you can see from the pictures we finally reached the confluence, got our pictures, took the boat back to Helge, thanked him and his wife once more and headed south for Trondheim.


 All pictures
#1: Rowing towards the confluence
#2: Looking east from the confluence
#3: Looking north from the confluence
#4: Looking west from the confluence
#5: Looking south from the confluence
#6: The GPS
#7: Helge lending us his boat
#8: Erling and Kristian in the back and Finngard rowing
#9: Eirik talking to the friendly neighbour
#10: The beautiful nature near the confluence. Helge and his wife to the right.
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Notes
In the Norwegian Sea, just about 20 m from land.