the Degree Confluence Project


4.8 km (3.0 miles) SW of Bolderāja, Rīgas, Latvia
Approx. altitude: 19 m (62 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 57°S 156°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: View to the South #3: View to the West #4: View to the North #5: View to the East #6: GPS Reading #7: The Confluence Hunter #8: The Sign Post #9: The Forest Cemetery #10: Riga

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#1: The Confluence from 10 m Distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

27-Jun-2020 -- This report is the last out of eight reports reaching confluence points during a 5-day bicycle trip (901 km) from Tallinn to Riga. The story starts at 59°N 26°E and continues from 57°N 25°E.

At noon time I reached Riga, the capital city of Latvia and found it quite empty compared to the two previous times that I had seen the city. But it was no wonder as foreign travellers are almost missing completely these days. However, I met one German guy in the restaurant in the old city.

After having filled my stomach, I was up for a little excursion to the confluence that was less than 10 km as the crows fly.

I followed the road Kleistu iela up to a turn off in 1.7 km distance. Then I followed a forest track up to a distance of 250 m where I abandoned my bike and walked towards the confluence point. Thereby I came across to a hidden forest cemetery. Shortly after, I began to climb the hill to the confluence point. It is amazing that the confluence is located at a steep slope in an otherwise flat area. At the slope, I saw the sign-post. In the four cardinal directions is printed:

  • A Rīgas Paralēle (Astrum = East)
  • 24° 00’ 00,0” D (Dienvid = South)
  • 57° 00’ 00,0” R (Rietum = West)
  • Z Rīgas Meridiāns (Ziemel = North)

The sign has meanwhile become greenish from moss that grows on it well.

After the confluence visit, I made a little joyride to the coast and then headed towards the airport, where my flight back to Zurich was taking off the next day.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance to a road: 1.7 km
  • Distance to a track: 12 m
  • Distance of bicycle parking: 250 m
  • Time to reach the confluence from the road: 20 minutes
  • Time at the confluence: 4:14 PM
  • Measured height: 16 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
  • Position accuracy: 5 m
  • Topography: located at a steep slope, otherwise flat
  • Vegetation: pine forest, moss at the ground
  • Weather: sunny, 31° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Wood Cemetery Confluence

The story finishes here.

 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 10 m Distance
#2: View to the South
#3: View to the West
#4: View to the North
#5: View to the East
#6: GPS Reading
#7: The Confluence Hunter
#8: The Sign Post
#9: The Forest Cemetery
#10: Riga
ALL: All pictures on one page
Sabine F has visited this confluence and intends to submit it between the 04-Aug-2023 and the 30-Nov-2023. Comments: "04.07.23 riga meridian schild, aussichtstum, geocache"