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0.7 km (0.4 miles) SSW of Yanköy, Antalya, Turkey
Approx. altitude: 27 m (88 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 37°S 149°W

Accuracy: 40 m (131 ft)
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#2: View North #3: View East #4: View South #5: View West #6: GPS registration

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#1: View towards the confluence point from 40 m distance

(visited by John Dag Hutchison)

03-Dec-2012 -- On a trip to the Turkey of Alexander the Great (more than 2.000 years ago) I realized that the confluence point was only about 30 km northeast of Antalya. I had a couple of spare hours and found a taxi to take me out of town. The first problem was finding a driver who knew English. I did not succeed in that and set out with an elderly chap who had a GPS in his car but did not know how to use it. The instrument was all in Turkish and after a bit testing and failing I gave up and relied on my handheld Garmin and my Nokia mobile phone.

That meant that we first headed eastwards on D400. Just beyond the airport we suddenly met the rain, a "tropical" rainstorm so strong that the driver had to slow down. A bit further on we took to the north on something which gradually turned out to be village roads, muddy and bumpy.

We finally got to a point about 40 m from the actual confluence point. The rain was so heavy that I decided to settle for a registration from the car. That explains the unclear photo of the northern direction which was taken through the screen. The remaining photos were taken from under the opened rear door.

A few hundred meters further north we came to something like a main road which brought us easily southwest and back to D400. By the airport and in to Antalya the roads were all dry. The rain had all been local.


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#1: View towards the confluence point from 40 m distance
#2: View North
#3: View East
#4: View South
#5: View West
#6: GPS registration
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