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Morocco

2.5 km (1.6 miles) ESE of `Aïn Beni Mathar, Oriental, Morocco
Approx. altitude: 945 m (3100 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 34°S 178°E

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

#2: From the spot, facing north with GPS #3: From the spot, facing east #4: From the spot, facing south #5: From the spot, facing west #6: GPS at the spot

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  34°N 2°W  

#1: Of the spot, from the south, facing north

(visited by Martin O'Donoghue)

17-Feb-2006 -- I am currently travelling through Morocco by motorbike and was aware there were a couple of unvisited Confluences along my intended route. I was hoping to bag my first Confluence.

I spent a night at a very dingy hotel (the only one) on the southern side of `Aïn Beni Mathar and checked my GPS in the morning. I realised 34N 2W was just over 1 km away. I followed the Goto arrow on my GPS over some wasteground on my bike and came to a narrow road, which I followed (south) out of town. I waited until the Goto arrow was perpendicular to the road before turning onto the bumpy ground to my right.

I rode through an area planted with rows of small trees onto stony but flat land until I came to a small ravine too steep for the bike. There was a lot of refuse dumped in the ravine. I carried on another 5 or 6 hundred yards on foot until I got to the Confluence. I did not make a note of my GPS accuracy (didn't know I was supposed to) but I know it was single figures as that is always what I wait for. I seem to remember it being spot on. The ground was flat, the sky clear and I had no difficulty reaching the spot. I took the photos and was back on my bike within 10 minutes.


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#1: Of the spot, from the south, facing north
#2: From the spot, facing north with GPS
#3: From the spot, facing east
#4: From the spot, facing south
#5: From the spot, facing west
#6: GPS at the spot
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