the Degree Confluence Project


1.5 km (0.9 miles) N of Casiguas, La Habana, Cuba
Approx. altitude: 123 m (403 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 23°S 98°E

Accuracy: 13 m (42 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: View North #3: View South #4: View East #5: View West #6: GPS registration

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  23°N 82°W (visit #3)  

#1: Confluence point

(visited by John Dag Hutchison)

26-Dec-2010 --

During a brief visit to Havana I wanted to see Ernest Hemingway's home just outside the capital. The capital itself has many memories of the Nobel Prize winner, but his home at the outskirts of the capital is special.

The house is not open for visitors, but through the windows and doors you see a home with more than a thousand books, hunting trophies from Africa and lots of knickknacks. It is so well displayed that it looks as if he still lives there, just out for a walk and will soon be back.

In the garden you find his fishing boat which he also used for his trips over to Florida, and a big swimming pool. He was indeed a wealthy man, especially in the Cuban context.

As the house was in the direction of N23W82, I asked the taxi driver to continue. As the last visitor to the confluence pointed stated, this was almost too easy. While the driver turned car round, I visited the house a few meters from the cp and gave the owner a copy of the printout of last visitor's report plus a couple of Google Earth photos showing the house. Language was a challenge, but I think he appreciated it.

Ps. Time on GPS is CET (Central European Time = local time + 6 hours)

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#1: Confluence point
#2: View North
#3: View South
#4: View East
#5: View West
#6: GPS registration
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