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Ireland

2.1 km (1.3 miles) NW of Inch, Cork, Ireland
Approx. altitude: 162 m (531 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 52°S 172°E

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

#2: View to the South #3: View to the West #4: View to the North #5: View to the East #6: GPS Reading #7: Ground Zero #8: The Confluence Hunters #9: The Friendly Confluence Neighbours

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  52°N 8°W (visit #4) (secondary) 

#1: The Confluence from 90 m Distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz and Marcus & Olga)

07-Sep-2017 -- This is the 7th out of 9 reports reaching confluence points during a one-week cycling trip around Ireland. The story starts at 54°N 7°W and continues from 52°N 9°W.

Together with my friends Marcus and Olga we started from Union Hall by car at 10:30 AM after spending a lazy morning and an extended breakfast at their holiday home. Marcus and Olga planned on visiting the town Youghal – where the confluence was nicely on their route. So they dropped me off at this confluence point. I assembled my bicycle and then we visited the confluence.

The distance from a minor road is 65 m. Any further approach requires permission of the owners of a residential house. We didn’t actually plan to disturb the owners of the plot. But when the owners came to the gate, I explained the project and got permission to locate the exact spot.

Unfortunately I was at the wrong home. The confluence was 14 m into the neighbour’s property. I thought that 14 m is good enough and documented the confluence from there – with the result that my pictures show a totally different scene compared to previous visits. I then had a very interesting chat about geography and the internet of things where the owner is involved in.

Again alone on the road I cycled northwards and spent the night in the town Thurles, which is almost 100 km due north of this confluence.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance of bicycle and car parking: 70 m
  • Time to reach the CP from the road: 5 minutes
  • Time at the CP: 1:36 PM
  • Measured height: 161 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 14 m
  • Position accuracy: 3 m
  • Topography: slightly hilly
  • Vegetation: on a lawn.
  • Weather: overcast, 17° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Neighbour’s Confluence

The story continues at 53°N 8°W.


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 90 m Distance
#2: View to the South
#3: View to the West
#4: View to the North
#5: View to the East
#6: GPS Reading
#7: Ground Zero
#8: The Confluence Hunters
#9: The Friendly Confluence Neighbours
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