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United States : Florida

0.6 miles (1.0 km) NNE of Harbour Heights, Charlotte, FL, USA
Approx. altitude: 3 m (9 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 27°S 98°E

Accuracy: 1 m (3 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Looking north. #3: Looking east. #4: Me standing on the confluence. #5: Right on the dot.

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  27°N 82°W (visit #3)  

#1: The confluence house, a few meters north of the point.

(visited by Matt Cavagnaro and Matthew Dunn)

29-Jun-2002 -- On our way from Orlando, FL to the Florida Keys, we decided to stop in Port Charlotte to pay visit to our third confluence in five days. The detour off our charted course was ONLY five hours.

The house is not really in a 'subdivision', per se, as some of the non-Floridian visitors had called it. In Florida, a subdivision is when you can reach out the window and touch the house next door. These houses were very far apart, spread across a lot of coastal brush and grasses.

I was anxious to make my first attempt at explaining the confluence project to the homeowner, but for the third time, they weren't home! These people must have very active social lives. In any case, they now have a basketball court in the driveway, as opposed to the first visit, when they did not.

Interesting to see the difference in confluence points between the three visits. The first visitor [when selective availability was still turned on] identified the confluence to be in the driveway. The second [with SA turned off] put the confluence in the ditch in front of the house. Our visit put the confluence a few feet northeast of the tree [as seen in the picture with myself in it.]

P.S. We put a note on the door explaining why we drove 5 hours out of our way to visit their house, and gave them the Confluence Project URL. :]


 All pictures
#1: The confluence house, a few meters north of the point.
#2: Looking north.
#3: Looking east.
#4: Me standing on the confluence.
#5: Right on the dot.
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