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1.9 km (1.2 miles) N of Majagua, Sancti Spíritus, Cuba
Approx. altitude: 158 m (518 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 22°S 101°E

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
Quality: good

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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 Hunter #9: Road at the Confluence

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  22°N 79°W (visit #2)  

#1: The Confluence from 50 m Distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

27-Nov-2019 -- This report is the 6th out of nine reports reaching or attempting confluence points during my 2-week bicycle trip around Cuba. The story starts at 21°N 76°W and continues from 21°N 78°W.

This confluence had been visited already, but it lay on my route along the central highway, such that I decided to visit it. As usual, I had a long lunch break to avoid staying the hottest time in the sun. In the city of Ciego de Avila (50 km from CP) I set off at 2 PM towards the confluence, which is 10 km off the central highway.

On a gravel road I was able to reach the confluence directly – exactly 100 m were missing. To enjoy a zero reading, I had to enter a meadow with sheep on it. The confluence was on the far edge inside the field with high standing grass. 13 years ago the previous visitor had found the confluence in a corn field.

I continued further west and reached the town Jatibonico at sunset. This time I had trouble finding accommodation. But local people were very helpful such that I got a private place to stay at the end.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance to a road: 100 m
  • Distance to a track: 100 m
  • Distance to a footpath: 100 m
  • Distance of bicycle parking: 100 m
  • Time to reach the confluence from the road: 5 min
  • Time at the confluence: 4:22 PM
  • Measured height: 160 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
  • Position accuracy: 3 m
  • Topography: almost flat
  • Vegetation: high standing gras, bushes, palm tree
  • Weather: sunny, 28° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Sheep Field Confluence

The story continues at 23°N 80°W.

More pictures of the trip can be found here.


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 50 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 Hunter
#9: Road at the Confluence
ALL: All pictures on one page