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Australia : Victoria

4.0 km (2.5 miles) W of Darlington, VIC, Australia
Approx. altitude: 154 m (505 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 38°N 37°W

Accuracy: 13 m (42 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View of confluence (facing E) #3: View N from confluence #4: View S from confluence #5: View W (to road) from confluence #6: Picture of GPS at confluence

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  38°S 143°E (visit #1)  

#1: Pile of basalt in field

(visited by David Burren)

09-Jul-2001 -- Having already visited 38S 144E, I drove westwards toward Mortlake along the Hopkins Highway. Just after Darlington, I turned right onto the road to Woorndoo. After a very short time the confluence was on my right, about 150m into the field.

This area is an old volcanic plain, and there're lots of basalt rocks around. Many stone walls in the area are basalt. In this field the farmer has simply made large cairns of the rocks to allow him to till the ground.

When I left the car it was raining, but after walking across the field (and with several centimetres of mud caked to my boots) the rain stopped and I had no problems getting photos.

When I pulled my camera out from under my raincoat in the middle of the paddock I realised the rubber eyecup from my camera had come off and was hiding somewhere. Either in the long wet grass where I jumped the fence or amongst the grass and mud somewhere I'd walked. So I know the latitude and longitude of the missing eyecup, but it's not going to do me a lot of good :)

The EPE on the GPS fix was 13m.

Now off to 37S 143E on the same afternoon.


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#1: Pile of basalt in field
#2: View of confluence (facing E)
#3: View N from confluence
#4: View S from confluence
#5: View W (to road) from confluence
#6: Picture of GPS at confluence
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