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Canada : Newfoundland and Labrador

12.9 km (8.0 miles) WNW of Northeast Crouse, NL, Canada
Approx. altitude: 35 m (114 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo topo250 world confnav)
Antipode: 51°S 124°E

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

#2: View East #3: View South #4: View North #5: Mari-Helena and Justin #6: GPS proof #7: Confluence smiles, the magic point 1.5km towards the horizon

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  51°N 56°W (secondary) 

#1: View West

(visited by Olli Sundell, Justin Boyd and Mari-Helena Hoikka)

03-Aug-2007 -- We approached this confluence using a rough map showing the confluence probably in a lake, and showing a road, which appeared to end at least somewhere close to the shore. We managed to find the road, and even to reach the lake, Cole's Pond, scratching the bottom of our rental car in the process. However, the distance to the point was still more than 5 kilometres, and there was land between the point and us. We could still not be sure whether the point was on land or indeed in water, and we did not have any means to go further. The forests in Newfoundland are generally of the impenetrable type, so walking was no option.

Soon after turning back, we met a gentleman driving an ATV, who happened to have a summer cottage on the opposite side of the lake. We learned from him that there was another road there, not shown on our map. We followed his instructions and drove via Roddickton toward Conche, and turned left at an "Apostolic Faith Youth Camp" sign. After scouting all possible cross roads, we finally found one bringing us to the shore, 1.5km away from the point, now in sight.

Some 40 minutes drive away, we managed to find a company called Tuckamore Lodge, where they not only had kayaks, but also a sauna with a wood heated stove right next to a lake. We stayed.

Next morning we (Justin) packed a two-seater and one single-seater on a pick-up, and the rest was pretty straight forward. Hitting the zeroes with the GPS was also surprisingly effortless, despite the wind and the inherent poor maneuverability of a two-seater.

LESSON: If you only manage to arrange any kind of a floatation device, there are still many easy unvisited water confluences to conquer.


 All pictures
#1: View West
#2: View East
#3: View South
#4: View North
#5: Mari-Helena and Justin
#6: GPS proof
#7: Confluence smiles, the magic point 1.5km towards the horizon
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Notes
In Coles Pond, about 250 m from shore.