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Netherlands Antilles

14.4 km (8.9 miles) SW of Willemstad, Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles
Approx. altitude: 0 m (0 ft)
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Antipode: 12°S 111°E

Accuracy: 15.0 km (9.3 mi)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View of Spanish Water entrance, looking directly away from Confluence which is ESE 14 km #3: Klein Curaçao - 30 km W of Confluence - cool desert island #4: The setting sun sitting on the Confluence - view from Klein Curaçao to Curaçao

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  12°N 69°W (visit #1) (incomplete) 

#1: View towards Confluence from Willemstad

(visited by Sam Ellis and Arthur Ellis)

10-Mar-2004 -- Myself, my father and five mates flew from the UK to Curaçao, the place where the orange liqueur was invented, in September 2003 to do a bit of sailing and Scuba Diving. We sailed within 15 km of the Confluence, but I had not discovered this site at that time.

We continued on to a the desert island of Klein Curaçao (Little Curaçao) - a mile-long flat coral island with a massive ship-wreck, a lighthouse and a few huts on it. It was great... until the evening when a plane came over lots of time with no lights on. Must have been a drugs drop from Columbia or Venuzuela, 60 or so miles to the South.

We went on to the divers' and wind-surfers' paradise of Bonaire which was great, but did not have a Confluence near it!

Dad went back to the Island in early 2004 to take the boat on to Panama and then into the Pacific. I asked him to visit the Confluence, but he did not take any photos when he got there because he thought the GPS had to read exactly the correct Lat and Long. The sea was pretty rough and he could only get within 10 m of it.

He is going back sometime in the next 12 months - and has promised to take photos this time. Luckily we have a few photos that show the Confluence and a possible view from it... albeit 15 km away.


 All pictures
#1: View towards Confluence from Willemstad
#2: View of Spanish Water entrance, looking directly away from Confluence which is ESE 14 km
#3: Klein Curaçao - 30 km W of Confluence - cool desert island
#4: The setting sun sitting on the Confluence - view from Klein Curaçao to Curaçao
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  Notes
In the ocean, but with a view of Curaçao.