the Degree Confluence Project

Australia : South Australia

6.6 km (4.1 miles) NW of Pinkawillinie, SA, Australia
Approx. altitude: 190 m (623 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 33°N 44°W

Accuracy: 10 m (32 ft)
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#2: Eastern Field, used as access road. #3: Looking south. #4: Looking northwest. #5: Looking north. #6: Looking west.

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  33°S 136°E (visit #1)  

#1: Looking northeast.

(visited by Frank Warner)

03-Aug-2001 -- On my way to the "Border Run", a motorcycle meeting, I picked off some of the easiest confluence points using my ex-police BMW motorcycle model K11LT. This was the 25th time this annual event has occurred, so black tie was called for. A brief trip report is on the web.

I am using a Garmin Etrex Venture, having recently obtained it for more challenging navigation in Australia. On a recent trip the use of a GPS aided some friends in finding their way, along with good maps of course. This was its first use on my motorcycle and I am very happy with it. While I do have to stop to use it I would have to stop to use the map anyway. I am not confident with using a GPS on the move unless you are just on a main highway without traffic. In this case I think a large-scale map is just as good, and that is what I normal use for tar road trips.

The confluence of 33S and 136E is northwest of Kimba, with the number of tracks around here I had trouble selecting the tracks I wanted. So I just traveled in a northwest direction from Kimba.

This is sandy country, the ridges are yellow to white sand with redder and harder packed sand on the flats. Some whitish rock out crops occur here and there.

The tracks are all dirt but in good condition without too much loose sand or corrugation (=washboard USA).

Found the confluence on a farmers' field. I used an eastern field to obtain access as this has a sandy track used by farm vehicles to get within 60 metres and then walked west the last bit to get the photos. You cannot see my bike through the scrub that divides the fields. The land slopes upwards to the south, and is thus yellow sand; to the northeast is a good view of the farmland in this area. I took a different track back south through the Pinkawillinie Conservation Park, a change from the farmland I came through.

 All pictures
#1: Looking northeast.
#2: Eastern Field, used as access road.
#3: Looking south.
#4: Looking northwest.
#5: Looking north.
#6: Looking west.
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