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Denmark

1.1 km (0.7 miles) E of Vordingborg-Vintersbølle, Seeland (Island), Storstrøm, Denmark
Approx. altitude: 64 m (209 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 55°S 168°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
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#2: View to the North #3: View to the East #4: View to the South #5: View to the West #6: GPS reading #7: Ground Zero #8: The Confluence Hunter #9: The Geese Tower in Vordingborg (Gåsetårnet)

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#1: The Confluence from 30 m distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

05-Jun-2017 -- Actually, we walked 1200 km from Zurich to Denmark to visit this confluence point, see the initiary of our hike. But to be honest – visiting this confluence point was only a nice side-effect on our way to the North Cape.

The night before confluence day, we reached the town Vordingborg, which is only 6 km from the confluence as the crows fly. After we had hiked 50 km the previous day, Elionora didn’t feel like getting up early to do a 14-km return extra loop just for the confluence visit. So I jogged alone in the early morning at 5:30 AM along the bike path via the village Nyråd to the confluence.

The exact location is on a track between the main highway no.59 and a farmhouse. It is probably one of the quickest possible visits if you come by car, since there is an exit from the motorway E47 just 400 m away.

But the visit wasn’t totally smooth. When I was just about to take the photos for the cardinal directions, two barking dogs came out of the farmer’s yard towards me. But I continued taking pictures, having in mind that barking dogs don’t bite. And indeed, my strategy worked: the dogs kept on barking from some secure distance. After I had finished the documentation, I slowly moved backwards in order to let the dogs not get into a mode of chasing me. And as you read these lines, you can be sure I survived this scene.

I returned to my hotel about two hours after my start, right at the time to have breakfast and continue hiking northwards.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance to a road: 180 m
  • Distance to a track: 2 m
  • Distance from the hotel (walking): 7 km
  • Time to reach the CP from the hotel: 50 minutes
  • Time at the CP: 6:20 AM
  • Measured height: 67 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
  • Position accuracy: 5 m
  • Topography: slightly hilly
  • Vegetation: alley of trees, surrounded by a corn field and a meadow
  • Weather: sunny, 20° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Two Barking Dogs Confluence

PS: The crazy coordinates 54° 60’ and 11° 60’ are due to a not so perfect application that I used on my mobile phone.


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 30 m distance
#2: View to the North
#3: View to the East
#4: View to the South
#5: View to the West
#6: GPS reading
#7: Ground Zero
#8: The Confluence Hunter
#9: The Geese Tower in Vordingborg (Gåsetårnet)
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