the Degree Confluence Project


1.9 km (1.2 miles) N of Dörarp, Kronoberg, Sweden
Approx. altitude: 142 m (465 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 57°S 166°W

Accuracy: 17 m (55 ft)
Quality: good

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(visited by Karl Bryk and Heidi Peschl)

15-Aug-2016 -- This is visit number 6 in a sequence of 7 visits made while on holiday in Sweden. The previous is 57N 16E.

Since we had driven close to the CP the previous evening, we only had a 6-km drive to the layby located about 150 metres from the CP. We headed towards the CP which was in the lake with some apprehension as previous visitors had mentioned marshy conditions. It had been raining on and off the last few days but the terrain was ok, damp in places, but not marshy. We reached the lake around 18 metres from the CP. Looking at the water I decided that there would be no wading to the CP this time (see 57N 16E).

We took the usual photos and headed back to the car. As we drove to leave the layby we noticed what looked like a gravestone. It turned out to be a memorial to Clifford Lee Burton, the bassist of the Metal group Metallica killed in a nearby road accident while on tour in Sweden.

We headed off to 57N 13E, our last CP of the holiday.

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Very close to the shore of the lake Vidöstern, just a couple of meters in the water.