the Degree Confluence Project

Saint Lucia

near Castries, Saint Lucia
Approx. altitude: 207 m (679 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreetMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 14°S 119°E

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: Taxi waiting near the confluence #3: Driving through Castries #4: The ship #5: Recognizable tree #6: GPS

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  14°N 61°W (visit #2)  

#1: View towards the harbour

(visited by Terje Mathisen, Tone Norløff, Cathinka Norløff-Mathisen and Fredrik Norløff-Mathisen)

18-Feb-2005 -- The easiest confluence in the Caribbean!

After reading the first visitor's report, I realized that we simply had to visit this point on our next trip to St Lucia.

We boarded the Empress of the Seas in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and had a very nice time as the ship visited St Maarten, St Barth and St Kitts, before going on to St Lucia.

In St Lucia we were very much helped by having a printout of the first visitor's trip report: The taxi driver knew not only where the community college was located, he also recognized the flowers on the tree featured in one of the photo thumbnails!

So we simply drove from the cruise terminal through the downtown area, then up the very steep hill to the south, past a streetside market located at a nice overlook, and up almost to the entrance to the college.

At this time my GPS was pointing to the right, so we took that road and in about 100 m we parked within 50 m of the point. The little field beside the road was easy to recognize, it brought me to within about 25 m, the point where the first visitors stopped.

Today the ground was nice and firm, so I had no trouble getting down the hill to the all-zero spot.

 All pictures
#1: View towards the harbour
#2: Taxi waiting near the confluence
#3: Driving through Castries
#4: The ship
#5: Recognizable tree
#6: GPS
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