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United States : California

10.4 miles (16.7 km) SW of Inverness, Marin, CA, USA
Approx. altitude: 102 m (334 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 38°S 57°E

Accuracy: 2 m (6 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View North #3: A close-up view of the farm buildings to the East #4: A view South, up a small hill (towards some curious cattle) #5: View West (towards the Pacific Ocean) #6: All zeros! #7: A view of the long Pacific Ocean beach that’s to the west of the point (taken from about a mile south of the point) #8: Nearby Point Reyes lighthouse

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  38°N 123°W (visit #14)  

#1: The confluence point lies on a grassy slope within a dairy farm.  (This is also a view to the East.)

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

27-Sep-2017 -- It was a beautiful warm autumn day in the San Francisco Bay Area, so I decided to pay a visit to Point Reyes, which I knew would be free of fog today. En route, of course, I had to visit this Degree Confluence Point, which I had previously visited 10 years earlier, in September 2007. As I noted back then, it’s a remarkable coincidence that this point happens to lie on land. It should really be in the ocean.

The point looked exactly the same as it did 10 years ago: Scrubby grass, on a north-facing slope, within a dairy farm. To the north, there’s a prominent irrigation pond; to the east, there’s a cluster of farm buildings (with a glimpse of Drake’s Bay beyond). To the west and north, there’s a view of the Pacific Ocean (with a small sliver of visible beach).

Because this is such a scenic location, I would have loved to have sent up my drone to record an aerial video (as I have done during several of my recent confluence visits). Unfortunately, however, the point is located within the Point Reyes National Seashore - administrated by the National Park Service - and is therefore off-limits to drones.


 All pictures
#1: The confluence point lies on a grassy slope within a dairy farm. (This is also a view to the East.)
#2: View North
#3: A close-up view of the farm buildings to the East
#4: A view South, up a small hill (towards some curious cattle)
#5: View West (towards the Pacific Ocean)
#6: All zeros!
#7: A view of the long Pacific Ocean beach that’s to the west of the point (taken from about a mile south of the point)
#8: Nearby Point Reyes lighthouse
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Notes
Located at the tip of the Point Reyes Peninsula in Point Reyes National Seashore.