the Degree Confluence Project

Mozambique : Zambézia

13.6 km (8.4 miles) NNE of Munhiba, Zambézia, Mozambique
Approx. altitude: 118 m (387 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 17°N 143°W

Accuracy: 86 m (282 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: Looking west #3: Looking north #4: Looking east #5: Picture of the proof (Garmin iQue 3200)

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  17°S 37°E  

#1: Looking south

(visited by Mark Haug)

03-Mar-2005 -- Well, I was on my way home and realized that I would be passing within a few kilometres of this Confluence. With nothing but bush and a few mud huts around (remember, I am in Africa) I didn't know if this would be possible without a long walk. Since I was in a bit of a hurry I decided that if I could find a trail taking me in - I'd attempt it. If no trail, then I would have to wait for another opportunity.

When I was perpendicular to the site there was a track going off to my left side, just what I needed. As I drove the track it kept splitting, but always had a split heading in the direction that I wanted to go. Finally I arrived at someone's hut with my GPS telling me that the point that I wanted was in his field. Approaching, I called out, but no one answered. As I walked carefully through the field, I kept my eyes on the ground for snakes and on the GPS, looking for some zeroes. On a small walking trail I stopped. I DID IT!

I took the 4 compass pictures and one of the GPS for proof at 17S 37E.

As I continue to travel in this country and others close by I will keep hunting for numbers on a map. I have already programmed them as waypoints into my GPS so that I won't forget to stop by. This next Sunday, March 6th, I might get to 17S 36E. Till then.

 All pictures
#1: Looking south
#2: Looking west
#3: Looking north
#4: Looking east
#5: Picture of the proof (Garmin iQue 3200)
ALL: All pictures on one page