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Finland : Länsi-Suomen lääni

5.6 km (3.5 miles) N of Lapua, Länsi-Suomen lääni, Finland
Approx. altitude: 43 m (141 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 63°S 157°W

Accuracy: 4 m (13 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: East view of the confluence #3: North view of the confluence #4: GPS at the exact confluence point #5: Me with my GPS at the confluence point #6: A field very near to the confluence point

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  63°N 23°E (visit #1) (secondary) 

#1: South view of the confluence

(visited by Tommi Leino)

01-Jun-2001 -- This confluence was harder than I thought. I thought it would be very easy and straight-forward to get to.

I estimated that the confluence would be in the middle of a field near to a road, but it was, in reality, in the middle of a forest. Not that I would have cared, but I had begged a ride to near the place from my girlfriend's mother and I wouldn't have wanted to keep them waiting. If I had known, I would have walked there by myself, only some 4 km from Lapua's Railway station.

I myself live in Vantaa that is approximately 350 km away from Lapua, but I visit Kauhava every weekend, because my girlfriend lives there and Kauhava then is some 20 km away from Lapua. But anyways, back to the story.

At the end of the field I had to walk through, there was a house, so I saw it appropriate to go to check if someone's there to ask permissions if I could wander around the area looking for the confluence point. There was one man with two dogs, but he didn't own the land, but did live there anyways. I asked and got permission.

He also had a GPS and said he works in a group that goes to find those who have gotten lost in the woods and they need a GPS so that they don't get lost themselves.

The exact confluence location itself was not on anything interesting, some moss was growing at the place, and unfortunately my digicam ran out of battery and thus I wasn't able to take 360 degrees panorama of the place, like I had planned to do. But it was interesting that the confluence location is in a forest. There is not much forests in Pohjanmaa region, mostly only large fields.


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#1: South view of the confluence
#2: East view of the confluence
#3: North view of the confluence
#4: GPS at the exact confluence point
#5: Me with my GPS at the confluence point
#6: A field very near to the confluence point
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