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Canada : Ontario

2.7 km (1.7 miles) S of Willow Grove, ON, Canada
Approx. altitude: 207 m (679 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo topo250 world confnav)
Antipode: 43°S 100°E

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: on the spot #3: The confluence is in this field, taken from the boundary with the neighbouring field #4: the view east #5: the view south #6: the view west #7: The nearest habitation #8: one of the locals

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  43°N 80°W (visit #5)  

#1: the view north

(visited by Christopher Anton, Anthony Cox and Jamie Coleman)

03-Oct-2008 -- The wedding of a colleague near Toronto provided the ideal opportunity to do a Canadian confluence. We had planned to spend one night in Niagara Falls and realised that this one would be practically on the way to there from Toronto. Immigration problems in getting the car to the US prevented us doing the one to the east which is closer to Niagara Falls but just over the border.

We parked the hire car just beyond the line of pylons and struck out across the track previously mentioned (to the east of the pylons). This was a mistake and after about 500m we realised our mistake, made our way back to the road and started again, this time to the west of the pylons. Conditions were very boggy underfoot as we followed the edge of the fields around to the field containing the confluence (Pic 3). This was ploughed so we didn't have to trample any crops to get to the exact spot (Pic 2). Pics 1 and 4-6 show the views north, south, east and west. Pic 7 shows the nearest habitation (about 1 miles away) and Pic 8 one of the local inhabitants in a field of beans en route to the confluence.

Anthony has accompanied several of my visits, but this was Jamie's first and he took great delight in shouting out to all and sundry that he was no longer a confluence virgin as we drove off!


 All pictures
#1: the view north
#2: on the spot
#3: The confluence is in this field, taken from the boundary with the neighbouring field
#4: the view east
#5: the view south
#6: the view west
#7: The nearest habitation
#8: one of the locals
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