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Brazil : Minas Gerais

4.1 km (2.5 miles) SSE of Estiva, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Approx. altitude: 951 m (3120 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 21°N 135°E

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
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#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 track at the confluence point #10: Coffee beans at the confluence point

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  21°S 45°W (visit #5)  

#1: The Confluence from 10 m distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz and Elionora)

27-Dec-2017 -- This is the 3rd out of 11 reports reaching confluence points during our two-week trip through southern Brazil and eastern Paraguay. The story starts at 23°S 46°W and continues from 22°S 45°W. The itinerary and additional pictures can be found here.

On our way to Belo Horizonte we passed by this confluence on the main highway number 381 by just 2 km. On minor tracks we got up to a distance of 300 m and decided to park the car there. We continued the track up to a distance of 100 m. Then we entered a coffee plantation, hiked downwards until we found the confluence right at the edge of the plantation.

The coffee grows in rows with a grass cover inbetween. At the time of our visit, the coffee beans where not yet ripe.

It was a pleasant, short, but hot visit. The whole visit took 25 minutes until we continued our trip to Belo Horizonte.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance of car parking: 300 m
  • Time to reach the CP from the track: 5 minutes
  • Time at the CP: 11:46 AM
  • Measured height: 957 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
  • Position accuracy: 5 m
  • Topography: at an inclined plane
  • Vegetation: coffea bushes, grass
  • Weather: partly cloudy, 29° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Coffee Beans Confluence

The story continues at 20°S 44°W.


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 10 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 track at the confluence point
#10: Coffee beans at the confluence point
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)