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Spain : Castilla y León

1.4 km (0.9 miles) E of Camarzana de Tera, Zamora, Castilla y León, Spain
Approx. altitude: 745 m (2444 ft)
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Antipode: 42°S 174°E

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

#2: GPS Reading #3: Ground Zero #4: The Confluence Hunter #5: Cork Oaks at the Confluence #6: View from the Open Pit at a distance of 100 m #7: View to the South #8: View to the West #9: View to the North #10: View to the East

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  42°N 6°W (visit #4)  

#1: The Confluence

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

26-Oct-2008 -- This is the seventh out of nine confluences that I visited during a 3-day trip to Spain. The story starts from 41°N 4°W. After a visiting 43°N 7°W the day before, I continued my trip on the motorway A-6 towards Madrid. At 8:50 p.m. I stopped in the town Bembibre for having dinner in a restaurant. As a German, I am used to dine at 6 p.m., so I thought I would be rather late. In fact, I was the first guest – the waiter switched on the light in the dining-hall for me. When I left the restaurant at 10 p.m. the first other guests came…

Back to the confluence visit: I drove all the way to the confluence and camped at a distance of 1 km on a field. In the morning I waited for the first daylight and reached the confluence easily with the rising sun. The confluence is just 230 m from the national road N-525. Access is possible through a former gravel pit. The exact location is next to the open pit on a slope with growths of young cork oaks.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance to an asphalt road: 230 m
  • Distance to a track: 146 m
  • Distance of parking the car: 146 m
  • Distance to houses: 150 m
  • Time starting the hike: 7:45 a.m.
  • Time at the CP: 7:52 a.m.
  • Measured height: 740 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
  • Position accuracy at the CP: 5 m
  • Vegetation: cork oak forest, ground cover with lichens and moss.
  • Topography: generally flat, but CP on a steep slope facing down south-west
  • Time back from hike: 8:16 a.m.
  • Weather: sunny, -3° C (soil frozen, felt temperature)
  • Description of the CP: Situated near Camarzana de Tera, in the province of Zamora in Castile and León. Easy access from a national highway. Next to an open pit mine.
  • Given Name: The Cork Oak Confluence

Story continues at 42°N 5°W.


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence
#2: GPS Reading
#3: Ground Zero
#4: The Confluence Hunter
#5: Cork Oaks at the Confluence
#6: View from the Open Pit at a distance of 100 m
#7: View to the South
#8: View to the West
#9: View to the North
#10: View to the East
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