the Degree Confluence Project


2.6 km (1.6 miles) SE of Cabo de Honduras (Cape), Colón, Honduras
Approx. altitude: 0 m (0 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 16°S 94°E

Accuracy: 1.2 km (1295 yd)
Quality: good

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#2: North #3: GPS at nearest point #4: Old fortress in Trujillo #5: Puerto Castilla from seaside #6: Puerto Castilla

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  16°N 86°W (incomplete) 

#1: South

(visited by Arnulf Blecken)

23-Oct-2005 -- I had to work in Trujillo, so I took the chance to visit the confluence in the Bahía de Trujillo.

My first attempt was to follow the road on the peninsula to the end, trying to find a boat there inside the harbour to take me to the confluence. Unfortunately, the harbour of Puerto Castilla is off-limit zone; the wards stopped me and told me, there is no way to enter without a permit.

I returned and went to the small fishermen village of Puerto Castilla, entered a place where a lady offered beer (to call it bar or restaurant is a little bit exaggerated), asked her to serve me a “Salva Vida” and if there is anybody who can take me on a boat trip to the bay. She sent her daughter to call for Ramón, he wasn’t in, she called for another guy, but in vain. Two fishermen arrived, starting clearing their boat to retrieve their nets. I asked if they can take me to the confluence (well I had to explain a little bit that crazy people like me are trying to find non-existing points on the planet just to place the photos in the internet, but I am going to pay for the trip and it is only 6 km to go), they agreed. We where offshore about 3 km before we could reach the confluence where they told me, they will run out of gas. We returned to their nets, they took in their catch, we had a couple of beers in the ladies “restaurant”, and we agreed to retry the trip tomorrow morning at 8 o’clock. I returned to my hotel in Trujillo, stayed overnight. Next morning I visited the old fortress, took some photographs, went to the gas station and bought a jerry can of gasoline for the fishermen’s boat.

I returned to the village and we tried again, there was a stiff wind from the west, the sea was going high, we where about 1.5 km away from the confluence when waves made it impossible to stay on course with our small open fishing boat. So I took the photographs from this position and we returned to the village of Puerto Castilla.

I paid the trip and went back to Juticalpa visiting 15N 86W again, and returned to Tegucigalpa.

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#1: South
#2: North
#3: GPS at nearest point
#4: Old fortress in Trujillo
#5: Puerto Castilla from seaside
#6: Puerto Castilla
ALL: All pictures on one page
In the Bahía de Trujillo, closest point of land, about 1.8 km to the NE, is the southern shore of the spit of land forming the Cabo de Honduras.