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Canada : Ontario

1.8 km (1.1 miles) W of Wicklow, ON, Canada
Approx. altitude: 123 m (403 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo topo250 world confnav)
Antipode: 44°S 102°E

Accuracy: 10 m (32 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View to the south #3: View to the east #4: View to the north. #5: Markus with the confluence site in the woods in the middle background #6: The landowner on his farm #7: The GPS reading #8: The stake driven to mark the site (at the owner's request)

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  44°N 78°W (visit #1)  

#1: View to the west

(visited by Markus Wandel)

18-May-2001 -- This confluence is just a kilometer or two from highway 401. I was driving that way anyway, with some time to spare, so I pulled off at the nearest exit and drove around on the roads until I was within 100m of it. It was right behind a house, in the woods up a hillside. The house owner was not keen on the concept, but told me the land back there belonged to the people at the farm up the road, so I went to ask them. They were friendly. The woman was surprised that I would just take pictures, and not drive a stake to mark the spot. Since I didn't have one, we made one up on the spot.

I went in and found the exact spot without difficulty, in a very pretty clearing. The only downside was that after poking around quite a bit I discovered that all those pretty little plants are poison ivy. We will see how susceptible I am to that.

Mission accomplished, I went back to the farm to say thanks and show my digital camera pictures. We sat around and chatted for a while, it was very nice, in this case it definitely paid off to gather my courage and just ask for permission!

I've included a photo of myself on the road, with the confluence site in the woods just to the right of the road in the distance, and one of the landowner on his farm.


 All pictures
#1: View to the west
#2: View to the south
#3: View to the east
#4: View to the north.
#5: Markus with the confluence site in the woods in the middle background
#6: The landowner on his farm
#7: The GPS reading
#8: The stake driven to mark the site (at the owner's request)
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Pending visits
Submitted  Visit date  Name  Success?  Status? 
25-Jul-14  25-Jul-14  Ross Finlayson  yes  pending