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near Norsborg, Södermanland, Sweden
Approx. altitude: 42 m (137 ft)
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Antipode: 59°S 163°W

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#2: View towards south. #3: The confluence, viewed in direction west. #4: The confluence is situated about 200 m into the wood below the hill. #5: GPS. A tree stopped me from reaching the "hot" spot. #6: A small farm, situated about 1 km from the confluence.

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  59°N 17°E (visit #1) (secondary) 

#1: View towards north, with the remainings of an old path that was used when the wood was cut many years ago.

(visited by Anders Ljungstrom)

21-Apr-2001 -- This sunny spring Saturday I decided to visit the unofficial confluence N59/E17, that is situated about 80 km SW of Stockholm.

It would have been possible to go by car to a place about two km from the confluence, bit since the weather was so good I stopped earlier and got a long, nice walk in the sun. On the way I saw a flock of about 50 wild-living fallow-deer, a view that is quite uncommon in this part of the country.

The confluence is situated in the middle of a wood, that had evidently been clear-cut some decades ago. The trees were all fairly young, and it was sometimes fairly difficult to pass between them. I saw quite a lot of droppings from moose, and I really hoped I would not meet any of them in the dense wood! (I was also happy about having brought a mobile phone, which would be good to have in case I would have been hunted up in a tree by a moose that was unaware of the importance of visiting confluences.)

All snow had now melted in this part of Sweden, and the willows had just started leafing. The first brave spring flowers could also be seen, and I also saw spring's first butterfly. But the fields were still brown from the faded grass of last autumn.


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#1: View towards north, with the remainings of an old path that was used when the wood was cut many years ago.
#2: View towards south.
#3: The confluence, viewed in direction west.
#4: The confluence is situated about 200 m into the wood below the hill.
#5: GPS. A tree stopped me from reaching the "hot" spot.
#6: A small farm, situated about 1 km from the confluence.
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