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Germany : Nordrhein-Westfalen

1.9 km (1.2 miles) N of Gangelt, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Approx. altitude: 80 m (262 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 51°S 174°W

Accuracy: 15 m (49 ft)
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  51°N 6°E (visit #7)  

#1: North

(visited by David Coombs)

29-Jun-2005 -- I was on a mission - to visit as many opoints as possible on the 51N line - I started at 51N 14E.

51N 6E was a doddle but the problem is that it is now 5.20pm and the nearby Bayer factory is disgorging its workforce. I went north to pick up the northern ring but was stuck for 15 minutes before reaching it. Then I took the A57 NW thinking to take the A46 toward the point.

In the thunderstorm it was not clear which turn off to take and I ended up doing a tour of Dusseldorf by mistake. Eventually I was back on track and the A46 took me to Heinsberg and then good roads to the point. The point lies just inside a field used for exercising horses. As it had barbed wire around it and it was pouring with rain and I was cross with myself for poor navigation I took the photos from the road and moved on.

Continued at 51N 5E

Coordinator's Note: I would like to add that the Degree Confluence Project is *not* a competition and while I understand the reasons behind trips such as this one I would caution against driving for 18 hours without rest stops or someone to share the driving with.


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