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Tunisia

3.5 km (2.2 miles) WSW of al-Bulayda, al-Qayrawān, Tunisia
Approx. altitude: 169 m (554 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 36°S 170°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Quality: good

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#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: Car Parking #10: General view from 500m Distance

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  36°N 10°E (visit #2)  

#1: The Confluence from 20 m Distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz and Elionora)

07-Mar-2022 -- This is the 2nd out of 3 confluence visits during our trip to Tunisia. The story starts from 35°N 10°E.

On our way to the second confluence that day, we passed the city of Kairouan. We then continued northwards on national road P3 until we reached a distance of 3 km to the confluence.

We followed various gravel tracks, but then decided to park in 2 km distance, despite of the possibility to drive closer. The tracks were rough for the car and progress not much faster than walking.

A thunderstorm was about to come, but we continued walking with brisk speed. The last 200 m we ascended cross-country towards the top of a hill on rocky ground. Luckily, the rain hadn’t started yet.

We found the confluence on a hill with scattered pine trees and a bare ground cover with little rocks. From the confluence, there is a great view into the western flat plains.

We walked the same way back and had our late lunch in the car: leftovers from yesterday’s dinner – grilled seafood assortment with noodles.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance to the main road: 3 km
  • Distance to a track: 300 m
  • Distance to parking: 2000 m
  • Time to reach the CP from the car: 30 minutes
  • Time at the CP: 3:05 PM
  • Measured height: 171 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
  • Position accuracy: 5 m
  • Topography: hilly
  • Vegetation: small pine trees
  • Weather: appearing thunderstorm, 13° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Leftover Barbecue Fish Confluence

The story finishes at 37°N 10°E.


 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: Car Parking
#10: General view from 500m Distance
ALL: All pictures on one page