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Italy : Veneto

3.2 km (2.0 miles) NE of Villanova Marchesana, Rovigo, Veneto, Italy
Approx. altitude: 0 m (0 ft)
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Antipode: 45°S 168°W

Accuracy: 80 m (262 ft)
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#2: View to the north #3: View to the west #4: View to the south #5: Coordinates

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  45°N 12°E (visit #3)  

#1: View to the east

(visited by Claus-Dieter Vogt and Carolin Lehner)

07-Aug-2001 -- Unsatisfied by the result of the visit of E12N46 we decided to attack E12N45.

Like at E12N46 it was extremly hot and sometimes, when you have to drive slow because of looking for orientation and you're cooked in your clothing, you think to yourself, what the hell you are doing there. Finally we found a way, which lead us very close to the point. Only about 200 m, a private property and a watchdog between us and the point.

There was nobody to see, the watchdog was both fixed and due to the heat uninterested to my activities, so I decided to risk to trespass. Beside the end of the wheatfield and bejond of a dich, filled with muddy water but inside of the requested accuracy I've got it.

On the way back I fell with one leg into an artifical hole of 30x30 cm, probably for irrigating, but hidden within the plants. Fortunately I wore my leather trousers otherwise that would have happened bad.

Arrived at the entrance the propietor of the farm talked with my girlfriend. Expecting reprovals I approached but on the contrary she welcomed me friendly, didn't asked any question about what I'm doing there and invited us to a cold drink and we had a good conversation.

Bella Italia

To be continued


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#2: View to the north
#3: View to the west
#4: View to the south
#5: Coordinates
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