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Poland : Śląskie

1.9 km (1.2 miles) S of Władysławów, Śląskie, Poland
Approx. altitude: 210 m (688 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 51°S 161°W

Accuracy: 10 m (32 ft)
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#2: View North #3: View East #4: View South #5: View West #6: All the zeros #7: Arrow marks the spot #8: Watch out for the trees!

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#1: The Confluence

(visited by David Williams)

06-Jun-2010 -- The hire car was due back at 20:00, I finished my Radio Orienteering (Zloty Potok - very nice area) by 14:00 - so with time to kill - out came the GPS - and yes - a confluence not 40 minutes drive away. No chance to research on the internet - but as it was a nice sunny day I took a gamble and started to drive. As usual Mr Garmin and I disagree over what is a motor-able road and I bottled out a km south of the target.

Pleasant, if hot, walk along sandy tracks, no buildings near - good - this might be a successful one and there was the confluence was off to the left in some open forest - mostly pine and birch with enough light let in to support luxuriant and deep grass on the forest floor.

As I reached the point and stood waiting for the zeros it became clear that I had forgotten 4 things...


A hat

Sunblock

Insect repellent (!!!!)

and

A compass

So I quickly used my watch to estimate the direction of North, snapped my photos and headed back to the road - after 10 metres coming across a tree with a BIG BLUE ARROW on it. So certainly someone has been here before!


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#1: The Confluence
#2: View North
#3: View East
#4: View South
#5: View West
#6: All the zeros
#7: Arrow marks the spot
#8: Watch out for the trees!
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