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Portugal

near Maranhão, Portalegre, Portugal
Approx. altitude: 94 m (308 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 39°S 172°E

Accuracy: 88 m (288 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View to the North (from 88 m distance) #3: View to the East (from 88 m distance) #4: View to the South (from 88 m distance) #5: View to the West (from 88 m distance) #6: GPS reading #7: Ground Zero #8: The Confluence Hunter #9: Bicycle parking at the roadside #10: Carnival procession in Mora

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  39°N 8°W (visit #6)  

#1: The Confluence from 88 m distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

25-Feb-2017 -- This is the second out of six reports reaching confluence points during a bicycle trip from Lisbon to Ciudad Real. The story continues from 39°N 9°W.

After the visit of the confluence near Lisbon in the morning, I did some serious cycling such that I reached the town Mora (15 km from this CP) at lunch time. But at 2 PM on a Saturday, all restaurants had long waiting queues for a seat. So I decided to have sandwiches in a “pastelaria” which could satisfy my hungry stomach very quickly. During my lunch, a carnival procession consisting of elderly women in medieval dresses with whistles passed by.

The confluence is located between the hamlet Camões and the village Maranhão just 90 m from an unsealed road. It is on a grazing meadow for cows. I decided not to scale a fence and documented the confluence just from the road. The main reason for this was that I wanted to get as far as possible on this first day of my bicycle trip.

After the visit, I continued cycling to the border of Spain spending the night in the UNESCO town Elvas after having cycled 224 km that day.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance to a road: 90 m
  • Distance to a track: 90 m
  • Distance of bicycle parking: 90 m
  • Time to reach the CP from Mora: 50 minutes
  • Time at the CP: 3:34 PM
  • Measured height: 100 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 88 m
  • Position accuracy: 2 m
  • Topography: flat
  • Vegetation: short grass.
  • Weather: sunny, 19° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Spanish Carnival Confluence

The story continues at 39°N 7°W.


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 88 m distance
#2: View to the North (from 88 m distance)
#3: View to the East (from 88 m distance)
#4: View to the South (from 88 m distance)
#5: View to the West (from 88 m distance)
#6: GPS reading
#7: Ground Zero
#8: The Confluence Hunter
#9: Bicycle parking at the roadside
#10: Carnival procession in Mora
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