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Lithuania

5.6 km (3.5 miles) SW of Žvirblaičiai, Telšių, Lithuania
Approx. altitude: 145 m (475 ft)
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Antipode: 56°S 158°W

Accuracy: 7 m (22 ft)
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#2: Mr. Antanas Ðarpnickas, carrot farmer #3: View towards north #4: The confluence viewed from 200 m distance (towards north) #5: Finally there!

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  56°N 22°E  

#1: The point

(visited by Jan Krogh and Antanas Ðarpnickas)

05-Sep-2001 -- This confluence was a really exciting experience. Returning home to Vilnius from a business trip I decided to do the N56°E22° confluence. The weather was nice, sunny and about 22°C. The location is eight km eastnortheast of the small town of Plunge, just north of the village of Grumbliai. Further I passed the Kulskiai farmstead and parked the car where a forest road is being penetrated by the 56th degree. The GSP told me I had 600 meters to walk, so I took the short cut and started to walk through the forest. The first 200 meters were fine, a lot of nice mushrooms and singing birds. But, suddently being busy with the GSP I found myself sinking into a quagmire! I threw the camera bag on safe land, and started to toil towards a root sticking out from the ground. Tired and soaking wet I was glad to ascertain that the GSP was fine, telling me to continue further east. Trapped in between a lot of brooks, finally I found a way out through more dense forest. In this middle of nowhere I observed a man working at a small field! He was as surprised as me. We shook hands, and he told me he was Mr. Antanas Ðarpnickas, growing carrots there. I explained what I was up to, and I think he understood me... The confluence was only 50 meters from his carrot field. We jumped over one more brook, and finally there I was. After the photo shots I took the long, but safe, way back to my car where I could change to dry clothes.


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#1: The point
#2: Mr. Antanas Ðarpnickas, carrot farmer
#3: View towards north
#4: The confluence viewed from 200 m distance (towards north)
#5: Finally there!
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