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Australia : Queensland

2.5 km (1.6 miles) SW of Lower Tully, QLD, Australia
Approx. altitude: 7 m (22 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 18°N 34°W

Accuracy: 14 m (45 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View West (across the farm path, into the late-afternoon sun) #3: View North (along the farm path) #4: The confluence point lies 13 m inside this sugar cane crop. (This is also a view to the East) #5: Amost all zeros (18 Degrees South, 13 m short of 146 Degrees East) #6: Looking south from the paved road down the farm path towards the point, 400 m away

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  18°S 146°E (visit #5)  

#1: View South (along the farm path)

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

12-Jun-2017 -- My final visit to a Degree Confluence Point on this trip to Australia was to this easy point near Tully (on the Bruce Highway). The point lies within a sugar cane field, 400 m south of the (paved) road to Tully Heads. Fortunately, a farm path runs southward along the 146 Degree East line of longitude - making it very easy to hike to the point, which lies just 13 m (+/- GPS error of 2 m) inside the sugar cane. At the time of my visit, the sugar cane was very thick; I didn’t try to enter it to get ‘all zeros’.

By studying the previous visits to this point, one can learn about the life cycle of a Queensland sugar cane crop. In early October, the field is bare; the crop is planted soon afterwards. In mid-December, the sugar cane plants are still very short. In June, the sugar cane plants have grown very tall. By July, harvesting of the crop is underway.


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#1: View South (along the farm path)
#2: View West (across the farm path, into the late-afternoon sun)
#3: View North (along the farm path)
#4: The confluence point lies 13 m inside this sugar cane crop. (This is also a view to the East)
#5: Amost all zeros (18 Degrees South, 13 m short of 146 Degrees East)
#6: Looking south from the paved road down the farm path towards the point, 400 m away
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