the Degree Confluence Project


5.3 km (3.3 miles) SW of Rud, Värmland, Sweden
Approx. altitude: 43 m (141 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreetMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 59°S 167°W

Accuracy: 20 m (65 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: North #3: East #4: South #5: West #6: GPS_1 #7: Visitors #8: Visitor Ready For Action #9: Sailing Track To CP And Back

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  59°N 13°E (visit #3)  

#1: Overview

(visited by Karl Bryk and Michael Rydholm)

05-Aug-2015 -- This is the third in a sequence of 3 visits made while on holiday in Sweden, in Hjelleskata, south of Säffle, near Vänern lake.

The previous is N60 E13.

I had already visited this CP, but last time, because I panicked about getting the camera wet, I forgot to photograph the N/E/S/W directions. I was determined not to forget this time.

I would do this CP visit with captain Michael, who was also my captain the last time we visited the CP. We left our visit until the late afternoon because the wind conditions were forecast to be most favourable and as it turned out they were just perfect - not too strong, not to weak.

But first be had to put on our sailing gear and put the sails on the catamaran. This was done down in the harbour, after which we set off. Last time it was not so certain we would easily get out the harbour area but this time it was straight forward - the wind was such that we could easily sail out.

So we sailed towards the CP, about 5.5 km from the harbour, tacking as necessary - see the attached track of our route. I took approximately an hour to get to the CP where this time I took the necessary photos. In fact after drifting away from the CP, we went round again and took a second set of pictures just in case.

After the CP visit we had a pleasant trip back to the harbour, arriving there 2 hours after we had set off. N59 E13 was finally in the bag and I suspect I might visit this one again just for fun !!

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#1: Overview
#2: North
#3: East
#4: South
#5: West
#6: GPS_1
#7: Visitors
#8: Visitor Ready For Action
#9: Sailing Track To CP And Back
ALL: All pictures on one page
In the large lake Vänern, about 2.7 km from land.