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Germany : Niedersachsen

2.2 km (1.4 miles) E of Bösel-Osterloh, Niedersachsen, Germany
Approx. altitude: 7 m (22 ft)
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Antipode: 53°S 172°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
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#2: GPS Reading #3: Ground Zero #4: The Confluence Hunter #5: View to the South #6: View to the West #7: View to the North #8: View to the East #9: Intersection 300 m from the Confluence #10: Nearest Residents

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  53°N 8°E (visit #4) (secondary) 

#1: The Confluence

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

20-Mar-2009 -- This is the third out of six confluence points that I visited this beautiful sunny Friday in the eve of spring. The story starts from 53°N 10°E.

Coming from 53°N 9°E it took me a little more than one hour to reach this confluence. Both confluences are well connected by the German Autobahn A1 and A29. At Großenkneten I left the highway, and approached the remaining 11 km by some country roads. Thereby, I passed through the little town Garrel, which was quite busy at this time of the day. Right at the intersection of Böseler Strasse and Hauptstrasse K 149 I parked the car and walked to the point.

The confluence point turned out to be located in the middle of a field that was recently fertilized with slurry or liquid manure . You can imagine, that this was not a pleasure for my nose. Nevertheless, I carried out a confluence dance and zeroed out the confluence point. It is located half way between the main road towards Petersdorf and the farmhouse.

I walked the same way back to the car and continued to 52°N 8°E.

One hour after this visit, astronomical spring time started (at 12:43 MEZ).

CP visit details:

  • Beeline distance from starting point: 66.7 km
  • Driving distance from starting point: 90.0 km
  • Departure time: 10:28 am
  • Distance and time of parking: 296 m (11:36 am)
  • Time at the CP: 11:48 am
  • Minimal distance to the CP: 0 m
  • Position accuracy at the CP: 5 m
  • Measured height: 2 m
  • Vegetation: winter grass field, manured with natural fertilizer.
  • Distance to a road: 150 m
  • Distance to a track: 150 m
  • Distance to houses: 210 m
  • Topography: totally flat
  • Weather: sunny, 10° C (felt temperature)
  • Description of the CP: Located in the state of Niedersachsen between the towns Bösel and Garrel. In a agricultural dominated area. No hills, neither near nor far.
  • Given Name: The Natural Fertilizer Confluence

Story continues at 52°N 8°E.


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#1: The Confluence
#2: GPS Reading
#3: Ground Zero
#4: The Confluence Hunter
#5: View to the South
#6: View to the West
#7: View to the North
#8: View to the East
#9: Intersection 300 m from the Confluence
#10: Nearest Residents
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