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Denmark

2.1 km (1.3 miles) SSW of Vesløs-Øsløs, Viborg, Denmark
Approx. altitude: 0 m (0 ft)
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Antipode: 57°S 171°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
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#2: East #3: South #4: West #5: GPS #6: Silke & Wolfgang

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#1: North

(visited by Wolfgang Vogel and Silke Heilig)

20-Jul-2002 -- It’s summertime, we like to travel and live in our car and there is one confluence left in Denmark. O.K. it is in water, 2 km away from the shore of the Limford but we know that our tiny, orange inflatable boat will help us to catch it. If the weather is fine enough. We tried a month ago for the first time but had to return after some hundred meters away from the beach because the wind was too strong and the waves too high.

So why not start again for a short trip (~ 400 km northwards from Hamburg) into better weather according to the german weather service prognoses. Six hours after leaving our home town and passing serveral traffic jams – yes it is Saturday and holiday time so nearly half of the german people will join us for a while to stay for some nice weeks in a holiday camp in Denmark – we arrive at the place with the shortest distance to the confluence.

Inflating the boat, putting on the raincoat, safely stowing the GPS and the camera we put to sea. Leaving the beach behind the waves become bigger and the wind gets a little bit stronger. It comes from a good direction so that we really feel like gliding through the water in a motorboat. Holding the position and taking a good photo of the GPS showing the confluence is more difficult and getting back again even more because of the growing and breaking waves.

But finally we make it back and all our clothes can dry, meanwhile we prepare a dinner on the beach.


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#1: North
#2: East
#3: South
#4: West
#5: GPS
#6: Silke & Wolfgang
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  Notes
In the waters of the Limfjord about 2 km from shore.