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Greece

1.9 km (1.2 miles) S of Vayioniá, Kríti, Greece
Approx. altitude: 237 m (777 ft)
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Antipode: 35°S 155°W

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#2: looking at confluence. GPS receiver to right of backpack. #3: looking northwest from confluence #4: looking east from confluence #5: looking north from confluence #6: one more photo

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  35°N 25°E (visit #1)  

#1: looking west from confluence

(visited by William West)

27-Feb-2001 -- I got as close as I could by car. The roads were (probably private) really just paths through the olive groves for farm vehicles.

I approached on foot from the northeast first. I meandered a bit, though, since it was a nice area and my readings told me I was close enough to have plenty of time.

I circled around to get southeast of the confluence. I converged on foot. The ground was bumpy... I had to cross a ditch or two on the way. Nothing too bad, though.

After 10 minutes I reached the spot. I took readings for about 20 minutes in order to zero in as close as I could. Since I was alone with a disposable camera, I didn't take any pics of myself. The only pics of the GPS I took were out of focus, unfortunately, though it did read exactly 35N 25E once I had the right spot.

The area was rather unassuming. Just an irrigation tube in the middle of an olive grove.

The ground was neat. Instead of grass, there was clover covering the land like a blanket. It crunched when you walked on it, leaving deep contrasting tracks. The weather was great. 23°C and dry. Very sunny. Crete is an old-world paradise, especially when one avoids the tourist season.


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#1: looking west from confluence
#2: looking at confluence. GPS receiver to right of backpack.
#3: looking northwest from confluence
#4: looking east from confluence
#5: looking north from confluence
#6: one more photo
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