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Australia : Western Australia

8.4 km (5.2 miles) ESE of Gilgering, WA, Australia
Approx. altitude: 224 m (734 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 32°N 63°W

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#2: Dual GPS shot!  To be sure, to be sure.... #3: From the road, looking towards s32e117 #4: Sarah, Peter and Maddy walking along the river bed to the bridge #5: Sarah standing at the confluence

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  32°S 117°E (visit #1)  

#1: The view east from the confluence

(visited by Donna Weston, Sarah Long, Peter Long and Madeleine Long)

10-Dec-2000 -- My three children and I drove out east of Perth through York and southeast to Beverley, which is where I had my first flight in a glider a few years ago. There's an aeronautical museum there - you can't miss the WWII Vampire jet outside it (Pic 6). We kept going through town, and followed the road to Mawson; then turned left onto a dirt road - Greenhills South Road. This is where GPS and IntraGIS (our system at work) differ - according to my print out, 32S 117E should have been down Northbourne Road. Instead, we believed the GPS and stayed on Greenhills South Road, stopping ~115 metres from the confluence. After Peter and Maddy checked that the fence wasn't electrified (!!), we stepped over it, and wandered down across a dry river bed following the eMap. Peter and Maddy decided to stay in the river bed, so Sarah and I walked on a few more metres and managed to get right on top of 32S 177E - lots of lovely zeros (Pic 1). Although it was fenced and had been partly cleared in the past, the area around the confluence is just dry grasses and scraggy trees (Pic 2). Walking back to the bridge along the dry creek bed, you could see where salt had formed a crust on the surface (Pic 4). This confluence is an easy half-day trip from Perth, with some rather unusual roadside attractions (Pic 7).


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#1: The view east from the confluence
#2: Dual GPS shot! To be sure, to be sure....
#3: From the road, looking towards s32e117
#4: Sarah, Peter and Maddy walking along the river bed to the bridge
#5: Sarah standing at the confluence
#6: A Vampire - what every small town needs
#7: Evidently the Olympics left its mark on Australia :*)))
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