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near Nenkovice, Jihomoravský Kraj, Czech Rep.
Approx. altitude: 222 m (728 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 49°S 163°W

Accuracy: 30 m (98 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Northeast: walnut tree #3: Southeast: tree line and corn field #4: Southwest: corn #5: GPS 1 #6: GPS 2 #7: General view of the landscape taken from car park; opposite to CP!

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  49°N 17°E (visit #4) (secondary) 

#1: View northwest (note: corn stalks higher than myself!)

(visited by Florian Schindler)

04-Sep-2011 -- To drive from the previously visited Confluence Point 49°N 018°E in the Slovak Republic to 49°N 017°E I needed to cross the border to the Czech Republic. The checkpoint was erected after the split of the CSFR into both parts in 1993. The buildings were in use a couple of years until the Schengen Agreement was put in force in 2008 where border controls were removed. A very pleasant change!

Unfortunately my car navigation system calculated a very special route: it proposed to drive more than 170 km for a beeline distance of 73 km. Thus I switched to the old fashioned way of navigation by using my paper map. This put me on secondary and tertiary roads and led through nice and scenic areas. I arrived at the town of Nenkovice well before my car navigation system's original estimated time of arrival. Drove to the south-western end of the town and pulled off in a driveway.

There is not much to say about the point so I give you a translation of my personal records:

Closest coordinates: 49°00.01'N,017°00.02'E (30 metres), respectively 49°00.0148'N,017°00.0169'E (34 metres) due to field.

04.09.11, 16:28 h (UTC+2h)

10 sat. 211 m, respectively 10 sat. 237 m (Antaris 4, Wintec G-Rays2)

In a corn field west-southwest of Nenkowitz/Nenkovice.

Parked car in 160 m distance (48°59.99'N,017°00.13'E) on entrance of an agricultural road.

Northwest: corn field, fruit trees

Northeast: border of field with fruit trees (walnut, cherry)

Southeast: corn field, fruit trees

Southwest: corn field
Took photo from car park towards south east.

After the smooth visit I entered the car and drove towards 49°N 016°E. When I was in the vicinity of the point it was getting dusk already thus I postponed the Confluence Point visit, drove directly to the town of Jevišovice and checked in in a boarding house. A pizzeria is part of the boarding house and I enjoyed a very good pizza and a couple of pivos (beers) in the evening.


 All pictures
#1: View northwest (note: corn stalks higher than myself!)
#2: Northeast: walnut tree
#3: Southeast: tree line and corn field
#4: Southwest: corn
#5: GPS 1
#6: GPS 2
#7: General view of the landscape taken from car park; opposite to CP!
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Pending visits
Submitted  Visit date  Name  Success?  Status? 
26-Sep-14  12-Sep-14  Hansen Ohnesorge  yes  pending