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Germany : Nordrhein-Westfalen

3.4 km (2.1 miles) W of Sassenberg, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Approx. altitude: 62 m (203 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 52°S 172°W

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

#2: Looking East #3: Looking South #4: Looking West with Subi on Country Lane #5: All The Zero's #6: Me at Point Zero #7: Solar Farm House #8: The Tractor Right Near N52 E08

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  52°N 8°E (visit #7) (secondary) 

#1: Looking North

(visited by Peter Thompson)

15-Jul-2009 -- Continuing on from N56-E37....

I was making very good time on the trip back to the UK and while driving through Germany trying to get to Dunkirk as soon as possible to get the ferry back to the UK, I turned the GPS on and noticed that I was about 10km from the CP N56 E37, and it was in roughly the direction that I needed to go.  As I was needing a break from the driving I decided to see if this CP was hard to get to and take my first German CP.

So without any pre planning I just followed the arrow on the GPS towards the CP, the main town that I could see on the GPS was Warendorf, so I headed towards there, the area was very flat and mainly farm land so I was hopeful that I would be able to get to the CP as long as it was not in a fenced area. I drove past a very nice horse stud, that had a sign saying it was the National Olympic Committee Horse Riding Centre which was surprising as it appears to be along way from any major town.  Anyway I kept on towards the CP, I come across a canal which I crossed and was now very close to the CP.

I drove around the area trying to get close as possible to it, it appeared to be up a small lane behind a farm, so I took what I originally thought was a private drive way, which turned out to be a small country lane.  I was getting closer to the CP, and passed a large farm house with the largest solar system on a house that I have ever seen.  I drove on as I was getting closer and managed to park the Subi 35metres from all the Zeros.

The CP was a short walk off the lane in a field, but just has I was getting all me gear ready for the walk I noticed a farmer in a tracker working the crop right where the CP would be, I waited, but he also stopped for a break right next to the spot, so I decided to have a chat with him.  He was from Poland, could not speak a lot of English but did not understand the confluence project, but he did tell me that the crop was Asparagus which I would not have guessed. Anyway he was happy for me to wander around the rows of tall Asparagus to get exactly on the Zeros.

After having taken all the photo's and stretching my legs and giving the Subi a little rest, I was back on the road happy that I had managed to have a break and also bag my first German CP.  It was not until I got home and looked at other visits that I saw that there was rock that would have been interesting to see with a CP cross on it. Maybe next time.. That was the last CP that I did visit on this three weeks away.


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#1: Looking North
#2: Looking East
#3: Looking South
#4: Looking West with Subi on Country Lane
#5: All The Zero's
#6: Me at Point Zero
#7: Solar Farm House
#8: The Tractor Right Near N52 E08
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