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Tunisia

12.0 km (7.5 miles) SSE of Kāf al-Rāyāt, Sīdī Bū Zayd, Tunisia
Approx. altitude: 142 m (465 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 35°S 170°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Quality: good

Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View to the South #3: View to the West #4: View to the North #5: View to the East #6: GPS Reading #7: Ground Zero #8: The Confluence Hunters #9: The Solar Panel #10: Car Parking at the Confluence

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  35°N 10°E (visit #3)  

#1: The Confluence from 20 m Distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz and Elionora)

07-Mar-2022 -- This is the 1st out of 3 confluence visits during our trip to Tunisia. After our arrival in the capital city Tunis by airplane, we hiked within 9 days to Sfax. For the return, we rented a car what allowed us to conveniently visit these three confluence points on a single day.

On confluence day, we started from Sfax at 10 AM after we had received our rental car. We quickly reached the confluence area by simply following road P13 to Khecham. From there we had to overcome another 5 km on various dusty backroads which were more or less drivable.

We parked in 25 0m distance (although it would be possible to drive up to 100m to the point) and walked on this pleasant March day to the confluence. At a distance of 100 m we passed a solar panel, which appears to be new.

The confluence is in an irrigated olive grove. The ground is freshly ploughed. Comparing my pictures with those from the two visits 17 years ago, it becomes obvious, how slow olive trees grow. The infrastructure around the confluence, however, has grown faster!

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance to the main road: 5 km
  • Distance to a track: 100 m
  • Distance to parking: 250 m
  • Time to reach the CP from the car: 5 minutes
  • Time at the CP: 11:39 AM
  • Measured height: 143 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 2 m
  • Position accuracy: 5 m
  • Topography: flat
  • Vegetation: sparsely planted olive trees
  • Weather: partly cloudy, 18° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Olive Infrastructure Confluence

The story continues at 36°N 10°E. More pictures of our trip can be found here.


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 20 m Distance
#2: View to the South
#3: View to the West
#4: View to the North
#5: View to the East
#6: GPS Reading
#7: Ground Zero
#8: The Confluence Hunters
#9: The Solar Panel
#10: Car Parking at the Confluence
ALL: All pictures on one page