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Italy : Calabria

4.0 km (2.5 miles) SSE of Cutro, Crotone, Calabria, Italy
Approx. altitude: 139 m (456 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 39°S 163°W

Accuracy: 91 m (298 ft)
Quality: good

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

#2: View to the South #3: Viewto the West #4: View to the North #5: View to the East #6: GPS Reading #7: Ground Zero #8: The Confluence Hunter #9: Bicycle Parking at the CP #10: Muddy Walk!

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  39°N 17°E (visit #5)  

#1: The Confluence from 90 m Distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

14-Oct-2022 -- This is the 6th out of seven reports reaching or attempting confluence points during a one-week bicycle trip in Southern Italy. The story starts from 42°N 15°E and continues from 40°N 16°E.

I was now on my way to the very south of Italy to visit my last unvisited Italian confluence point. Since I wasn’t interested in revisits, I hadn’t planned on visiting this confluence again. But the route took me up to a distance of 300 m anyway. So, I spontaneously decided to make a revisit.

This confluence is located 250 m from the road SP43, which follows the edge of a high plateau. The exact location however, is down in the eroding part of a rugged terrain of clay. I parked my bicycle at a distance of 200 m and started descending towards the confluence.

Since it had rained heavily the night before, the clay stuck on my shoes. Walking became more and more difficult and my interest in reaching the exact location sunk, after I was within 100 m distance. In contrast to my general philosophy of reaching the zero-location, I stopped at a distance of 91 m. I had been there before and evidence showed that the confluence is still there.

After the visit, I cycled further south for my final goal.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance to a road: 250 m
  • Distance to a track: 250 m
  • Distance of bicycle parking: 200 m
  • Time to reach the CP from the road: 10 min
  • Time at the CP: 9:21 AM
  • Measured height: 171 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 91 m
  • Position accuracy: 3 m
  • Topography: mountainous
  • Vegetation: scattered bundles of dry grass.
  • Weather: sunny, 21° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Clay Shoes Confluence

The story finishes at 38°N 16°E.


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 90 m Distance
#2: View to the South
#3: Viewto the West
#4: View to the North
#5: View to the East
#6: GPS Reading
#7: Ground Zero
#8: The Confluence Hunter
#9: Bicycle Parking at the CP
#10: Muddy Walk!
ALL: All pictures on one page