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Brazil : Rio Grande do Sul

5.1 km (3.2 miles) ENE of São José do Norte, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Approx. altitude: 9 m (29 ft)
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Antipode: 32°N 128°E

Accuracy: 1 m (3 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View to south #3: View to west #4: View to north #5: GPS #6: Me at the Point #7: Sao Jose do Norte #8: Vegetation of restinga #9: Vegetation of restinga and turf #10: Vegetation of restinga and turf

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  32°S 52°W (visit #2)  

#1: View to east

(visited by Jose Figueiredo)

English

16-Jan-2009 --

Era uma manhã de sol quando parti de Rio Grande-RS, para encontrar o Ponto de Confluência da Latitude 32° Sul com a Longitude 052°” Oeste localizado próximo a cidade de São José do Norte - RS. Chegando ao terminal hidroviário embarquei na lancha (Passagem R$1,75) que faz a travessia da Lagoa dos Patos. Era 07:46h local quando atracamos em São José do Norte.

Iniciei então minha caminhada sendo orientado pelo Receptor GPS Navegação (modelo Garmin eTrex Vista HCx e o Datum WGS84), com a rota que havia previamente calculado. Mas durante o percurso tive que desviar da rota calculada porque me deparei com obstáculos naturais como terrenos alagados, áreas de turfeiras e até enxame de abelhas; o que tornou o percurso mais longo.

Mas foi gratificante, após quatro horas e meia de caminhada, ver que o Receptor Satélite começava a indicar que me encontrava os segundos de distância do Ponto de Confluência. A aproximação foi um momento de grande emoção. Encontrei o Ponto de Confluência às 11h52minh local. Iniciei então uma medição estática das 11h55minh até 12h28minh local. Isto possibilitou o Receptor adquirir 2.002 medições com precisão estimada de 0,9 metros e ainda elevação de 9 metros para o Ponto de Confluência (Latitude 32°00’00”Sul e Longitude 052°00’00”Oeste).

English

16-Jan-2008 --

It was a sunny morning when I departed from Rio Grande-RS, to find the point of confluence of Latitude 32 ° South with Longitude 052 ° "located near the western city of Sao Jose do Norte-RS. I arrived to the boat (R$ 1.75 the passage) making the crossing of the Patos Lake. It was 07:46 am local at berth in the Sao Jose do Norte-RS.

Then started my journey being guided by GPS navigation (model Garmin eTrex Vista HCx and Datum WGS84), with the route that had previously calculated. But during the journey had to divert the route calculated because I encountered with natural obstacles such as land flooded, and even areas of peat lands swarm of bees, which made the journey longer.

But it was gratifying, after four and a half hours of walking, see the Satellite Receiver that was started to give me the seconds away from the point of confluence. The approach was a moment of great emotion. I found the Point of the Confluence 11:52 am local. Then I started a static measurement from 11:55 am to 12:28 pm local. This allowed the receiver gain 2,002 measurements accurately estimated 0.9 meters and elevation of 9 meters to the Point of Confluence (Latitude 32°00'00"South and Longitude 052°00'00"West).

Although the receiver recorded a constellation of 11 satellites, of which 5 satellites were found to 45° of the skyline. The Point of Confluence was materialized with a bamboo pole of 0.4 meters. Then started to walk back, arriving at on station ferryboat from Sao Jose Norte-RS the 02:50 pm local, 03:00 pm local board for the Rio Grande-RS.

Demand from Confluence provided an exciting adventure for me and interaction with the environment every second. It was possible to observe a variety of plants and flowers that own bird habitat and even as the Owl and the Condor (this one I believe migratory because its size was very large) was possible to admire.


 All pictures
#1: View to east
#2: View to south
#3: View to west
#4: View to north
#5: GPS
#6: Me at the Point
#7: Sao Jose do Norte
#8: Vegetation of restinga
#9: Vegetation of restinga and turf
#10: Vegetation of restinga and turf
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  Notes
On the southern tip of the large peninsula that separates the Lagoa dos Patos from the Atlantic Ocean.