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Australia : New South Wales

2.1 km (1.3 miles) NNW of Menai, NSW, Australia
Approx. altitude: 81 m (265 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 34°N 29°W

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

#2: Looking North #3: Looking South #4: Looking West #5: GPS - Zeroed in! #6: Happy Confluence hunters - left to right, Yang Fang, Steven, Sean, Misha, and Peter #7: Off road motor playground at the confluence #8: Happy Confluencer Misha #9: Misha explaining to Sean how to use the GPS to find the confluence #10: Road on the approach to the confluence #11: Celebration dinner in Sydney at the Fish Market left to right: Steven, Yang Fang, Sean, and Misha

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  34°S 151°E (visit #5)  

#1: Looking East

(visited by Peter Snow Cao, Xiaorong Cao, Sean Zhang, Steven Zhang and Yang Fang)

05-Feb-2011 -- I was on holiday in Australia with my wife and friends and wanted to do a confluence, my first in the southern hemisphere. Landing in Sydney, this one was an easy choice as it is the closest and just a few hundred meters off the road. Setting the on-board SatNav to the coordinates took the route planning to a new low.

Nothing to do, but drive and follow the SatNav instructions. The area was moderately rolling with Eucalyptus trees lining the road. Once at the 90 degree point from the confluence point we spotted a dirt track in the right direction. The track was heavily rutted and we could hear off-road motorcycles and ATV’s buzzing around. The area was riddled with single lane tracks, and we switched to the hand-held GPS.

The arrow was erratically jumping around, and we parked the car about 100 meters away for the final approach. There were three newbies on this hunt, and I gave them the GPS to navigate us to the point. The final 10 meters was unusually easy, and getting all zeros was a snap for the first time ever.


 All pictures
#1: Looking East
#2: Looking North
#3: Looking South
#4: Looking West
#5: GPS - Zeroed in!
#6: Happy Confluence hunters - left to right, Yang Fang, Steven, Sean, Misha, and Peter
#7: Off road motor playground at the confluence
#8: Happy Confluencer Misha
#9: Misha explaining to Sean how to use the GPS to find the confluence
#10: Road on the approach to the confluence
#11: Celebration dinner in Sydney at the Fish Market left to right: Steven, Yang Fang, Sean, and Misha
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