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1.9 km (1.2 miles) S of Hålt, Västra Götaland, Sweden
Approx. altitude: 126 m (413 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 58°S 168°W

Accuracy: 6 m (19 ft)
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  58°N 12°E (visit #5)  

#1: Overview

(visited by Karl Bryk, Martin Nicholson and Robert Duberg)

26-Aug-2009 -- A visit to Gothenburg, Sweden, gave me the opportunity to visit my first Swedish CP. The plan was to fly into Gothenburg with Martin, travel to Roberts summer house about 110 kilometres north of Gothenburg in the small village of Backarne North of Svarteborg, spend a night there and walk a few sections of the Bohusleden trail before returning for a couple of days to Gothenburg. On the way to the summer house we would take in N58 E12. We disregarded all printouts and maps and just programmed N58 E12 in the Sat Nav and followed the arrow.

A relatively short trip later, taking a dirt track off the main E6 highway, found us a short distance from the CP, the last remaining few metres to be done by foot. A short, sometimes soggy walk later we were at the CP desperately trying to get all those zeroes. It wasn't helped by the thick foilage but we managed to get the Geko to show all zeroes but didn't quite make it with the Roberts GPS device. The necessary photos were taken and we set off for the summer house. All in all the visit took about 20 minutes, so a pretty easy one.

The next 2 days were spent on sections 18 to 23 of the Bohusleden trail (a whopping 60 km in 2 days - walking that is !!!!) We joined the trail approximately 2 km from Backarne at Gunghult and ended in Vassbotten.

This was followed by more relaxing drive along the West coast of Sweden (in celebration of the copious amounts of West-coast soup eaten on the trail) and back to Gothenburg for some sight seeing and a trip out on the boat, my first real sailing experience.

Thanks to Robert for being such a great host to Martin and me. Look forward to the next visit and maybe taking that trip with the boat to 57°N 12°E we talked about.


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#1: Overview
#2: North
#3: East
#4: South
#5: West
#6: GPS
#7: GPS - Date and Elevation
#8: Visitors
#9: Guess who is in charge !!!!
#10: Required equipment - GPS, Compass, Beer.
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