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Norway : Akershus

17.0 km (10.5 miles) NE of Oslo, Akershus, Norway
Approx. altitude: 149 m (488 ft)
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Antipode: 60°S 169°W

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View to north #3: View to east #4: View to south #5: View to west #6: GPS reading at the CP 60N 11E #7: Entrance to the settlement #8: House, barn and parking #9: Two horses watching to the CP #10: Ground at the CP 60N 11E

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  60°N 11°E (visit #7) (secondary) 

#1: Area of CP 60N 11E from a distance of 93 m

(visited by Thomas Barthel)

10-Aug-2013 -- During the holiday trip through the south of Scandinavia it gave several opportunities to visit confluence points. The visit of the CP 60N 11E was the fourth one in this row.

We left Sweden behind us and as well as the very expensive capital of Norway, the city of Oslo. Now we left the E6 - finally- at Skedsmokorset and took the Solbergveien direction east to reach the area of the CP 60N 11E. This visit was the first one in Norway this holiday and as well the most northern visit to me up to now. By chance, it was exactly three years ago when this CP was visited by a "Confluencer". Well, on a field does not change so much during this period of time... I took the junction "Wearhaug Gaard 131-133", parked the car near the farmer's house (picture 08) in a distance of about 400 m beeline to the CP and walked the country lane by passing a barn with some horse trailers in front of it and further on into the proximity of the CP. Now I had to choose between the walk through the field and trough a paddock. It started to rain and the wet corn grew up quite high. So I took the way over the paddock under the curious views of two horses opposite (picture 09). In the end I had to cross the wet corn field for maybe 20 meters and soon I had done the picture of the exactly intersection of coordinates. The usage of US and Russian system GPS and GLONASS gave a very stable signal with an inaccuracy of only 3 meters, despite the heavy cloud cover. The way back to the car was done fast, caused by the rain. Nobody was to be seen near the farmer's house. So this visit ended very unspectacular.

With this the fourth visit of a confluence point was fulfilled on this holidays. Now the trip continued on towards the Randsfjorden and further on direction north.

Coordinator's Note: It is illegal to walk across any actively farmed field in Norway!

As shown by the previous visitor 3 years ago, you have to stay at the edge of the field when making a confluence visit during the growing season.

Since Thomas have assured me that he managed to follow a gap between two rows, and didn't step on a single plant, I have reinstated this particular visit.


 All pictures
#1: Area of CP 60N 11E from a distance of 93 m
#2: View to north
#3: View to east
#4: View to south
#5: View to west
#6: GPS reading at the CP 60N 11E
#7: Entrance to the settlement
#8: House, barn and parking
#9: Two horses watching to the CP
#10: Ground at the CP 60N 11E
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)