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Australia : Queensland

4.2 km (2.6 miles) NNE of Allora, QLD, Australia
Approx. altitude: 497 m (1630 ft)
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Antipode: 28°N 28°W

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#2: Looking south, across the sorghum, from the confluence. #3: Is that a beautiful sunset, or is that a beautiful sunset?  I took a whole roll of film just of that! #4: Dan and Lorette, with the confluence behind us by about a 300 meters.. #5: This is the requisite GPS shot.  Nailed it!

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  28°S 152°E (visit #1)  

#1: Looking southeast, with Lorette standing on the confluence.

(visited by Daniel Klein and Lorette Cheswick)

06-Jul-2000 -- Well, right after we did 29S 153E, Lorette and I decided we'd drive the extra couple of hours to 29S 152E. It was, after all, a nice excuse to see more of the countryside, birds, and wild animals (the sort that go "boing, boing, boing" across the road :-)

So we kept driving, out towards Warwick, and then up towards Toowoomba. They have such great place names in Australia...

Anyway, after a wonderful lunch in a winery (did I mention that Australian wines are great, and the people are wonderful, and the scenery is unbelievably beautiful?), we reached a farmers sorghum field just before sunset. And once more, the conversation that we had earlier in the day at Beaudesert repeated itself:

"Do you mind if we walk across your field and take a couple of pictures?" "Oh, no, I don't mind. But what for?" "Well, have you ever seen a GPS?" "Oh, yes". "Well, there's this bunch of crazy yanks who go to degree confluences, taking pictures..." and he was sold, too!

So we walked across the cut stalks of sorghum (which look something like corn stalks),gingerly avoiding the cow pies, until we reached the confluence. And on the walk back, we were treated to a most amazing sunset!


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#1: Looking southeast, with Lorette standing on the confluence.
#2: Looking south, across the sorghum, from the confluence.
#3: Is that a beautiful sunset, or is that a beautiful sunset? I took a whole roll of film just of that!
#4: Dan and Lorette, with the confluence behind us by about a 300 meters..
#5: This is the requisite GPS shot. Nailed it!
#6: Another sunset shot.
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