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Brazil : Paraná

8.2 km (5.1 miles) NNE of Sertanópolis, Paraná, Brazil
Approx. altitude: 350 m (1148 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 23°N 129°E

Accuracy: 58 m (190 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: Parking the car 600 m from the Confluence #10: At the Rodízio

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  23°S 51°W (visit #4)  

#1: The Confluence from 60 m distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz and Elionora)

01-Jan-2018 -- This is the 7th 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 23°S 50°W. The itinerary and additional pictures can be found here.

On our route from Rio do Janeiro to Foz do Iguaçu our road (PR-323) missed this confluence by only 1 kilometre. We parked at on a dirt-track in 600 m distance and tried to walk the rest on foot.

However, the closer we came to the confluence point, the more difficult it got. The reeds got higher and higher. The ground got softer and softer. At 100 m distance we had already wet shoes and at 75 m distance walking continued in knee-deep water. At 57 m distance there was a hole in the ground where I almost fell in. At this point I decided not to ruin my unprotected mobile phone and documented our visit right where we were. May be from the other side we could have gotten a bit closer to the confluence without entering the swamp.

After the visit we continued driving towards Foz do Iguaçu that we reached before nightfall. On our way, we enjoyed a great Rodízio.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance of car parking: 600 m
  • Time to reach the CP from the road: 15 minutes
  • Time at the CP: 10:42 AM
  • Measured height: 349 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 57 m
  • Position accuracy: 3 m
  • Topography: slightly hilly
  • Vegetation: reeds, various bushes, nearby soybean field
  • Weather: overcast, 26° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Rodízio Confluence

The story continues at 26°S 57°W.


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 60 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: Parking the car 600 m from the Confluence
#10: At the Rodízio
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)