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Australia : Queensland

33.4 km (20.7 miles) SSW of Richmond, QLD, Australia
Approx. altitude: 200 m (656 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 21°N 37°W

Accuracy: 20 m (65 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: East #3: South #4: West #5: Cow skeleton a few meters from the point #6: Dirt track between the road and the confluence #7: GPS position #8: Playtime at the lake in Richmond

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  21°S 143°E (visit #1)  

#1: General view (to the North)

(visited by Aaron B and Julia R)

23-Nov-2010 -- On a road trip from Alice Springs to the North Queensland coast,  I persuaded Julie, my backpacking companion, to go on a confluence hunt. She liked the idea, so we stopped off and camped for the night at a rest stop 49 km west of Richmond. The next day, we left by 7:30 and noticed the sealed road could only get us as far as 3.3km east of the confluence point. So we parked there, took some water (not enough!), and hopped over the fence.

The weather was quite hot even at 9 am and got more brutal over the next two hours. Luckily the terrain was flat. There wasn't a whole lot to be seen besides grass and bush. When you seek numbers, not landmarks, this is often the case. Just south of the point was a cow skeleton that had obviously been there a while. Some bones had been scattered a few meters away, and I wondered if the same buzzards circling overhead had picked apart the cow some months earlier. We took the needed pictures, celebrated briefly, then walked back to the car. Our water bottles were empty for the last 500 m, so we each drank another liter when we reached the safety of the vehicle.

It turns out this point was visited in September, but it hasn't been posted just yet.


 All pictures
#1: General view (to the North)
#2: East
#3: South
#4: West
#5: Cow skeleton a few meters from the point
#6: Dirt track between the road and the confluence
#7: GPS position
#8: Playtime at the lake in Richmond
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