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Bulgaria

3.1 km (1.9 miles) WNW of Rezovo, Burgas, Bulgaria
Approx. altitude: 56 m (183 ft)
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Antipode: 42°S 152°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
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#2: The Confluence with 7 SAT's confirming #3: Marking the confluence: Fetka, Bobby, Zhorko and Bai Stefan #4: Bobby and Bai Stefan at the confluence #5: The confluence marking! #6: Fetka, myself, Bai Stefan and Zhorko at the confluence

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  42°N 28°E (visit #1)  

#1: At the confluence, pictured left to right are two of Villa Philadelphia's guides, Fetka and Zhorko, Villa Philadelphia's manager, Bobby Tetovski and Sinemoretz' historian and naturalist, Bai Stefan.

(visited by Yoav Chudnoff)

09-Jan-2002 -- Day one, Fetka, Zhorko and I took a long walk along the Black Sea Coast towards 42°N 28°E. This year has been one of the harshest winters on record, with snow on the ground, ice on the rocks, many of the migratory birds avoiding the frozen estuaries along the coastline. We made it to Silistar beach, about 1'22" north of the confluence, as it was becoming dark we headed back on foot to Sinemoretz.

On day two, we headed out, this time by car accompanied by the manager of Villa Philadelphia, Bobby Tetovski and local historian/naturalist Bai Stefan. We made it to the border checkpoint, 14" north of the confluence, obtained permission from the border police to enter the zone. We parked the car about 1500 meters south of the checkpoint and, with the GPS in hand, began the walk towards the confluence, after 20 minutes we arrived at 42°N and began to head east towards 28°E. The snow on the ground was around 20-30cm in thickness... but we continued until success: 42°N 28°E.

We all felt as if we were on an expedition to the top of Everest. Bobby walked several meters north, south east and west making sure that we indeed were at 42°N 28°. The GPS noted that we were being tracked with 7 satellites and concluded that indeed we had reached the objective. Bai Stefan, as the area historian was given the honor of marking the confluence with a small sign. That evening we all returned to Villa Philadelphia, raised a few drinks at Bobby's Café and declared the expedition a success. Bobby mentioned that he was planning several GPS tracks to area points of interest around Sinemoretz for his guests during the summer season.

After a great expedition, two guides from Villa Philadelphia, Fetka and Zhorko, the local Historian, Bai Stefan, the manager of Villa Philadelphia, Bobby Tetovski and myself arrived at 42N and 28E with SUCCESS!

Coordinator's Note: Unfortunately, in the excitement, no pictures were taken of the area without visitors. If anyone feels like going out there and taking more pictures, it would be appreciated.


 All pictures
#1: At the confluence, pictured left to right are two of Villa Philadelphia's guides, Fetka and Zhorko, Villa Philadelphia's manager, Bobby Tetovski and Sinemoretz' historian and naturalist, Bai Stefan.
#2: The Confluence with 7 SAT's confirming
#3: Marking the confluence: Fetka, Bobby, Zhorko and Bai Stefan
#4: Bobby and Bai Stefan at the confluence
#5: The confluence marking!
#6: Fetka, myself, Bai Stefan and Zhorko at the confluence
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