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Spain : Galicia

2.3 km (1.4 miles) SE of Nogueira, La Coruña, Galicia, Spain
Approx. altitude: 731 m (2398 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 43°S 172°E

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Quality: good

Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View to the South #3: View to the West #4: View to the North #5: View to the East #6: GPS Reading #7: Ground Zero #8: The Confluence Hunter #9: Bicycle Parking at the Confluence #10: Nearby Dolmen

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  43°N 8°W (visit #4)  

#1: The Confluence from 20m Distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

29-Apr-2023 -- This is the 1st out of 9 reports reaching or attempting confluence points during a one-week bicycle trip in Northern Spain from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona.

On Friday evening I arrived by airplane at the airport of Santiago. I cycled about one hour and spent the night in a village called O Pedrouzo. Since this is the last leg of the St. James way (via Frances), there were dozens of hostels. Nevertheless, I had a hard time to find accommodation due to my late arrival. Nearly everything was fully occupied. I finally got a bed in one of the cheap hostels.

The next morning, I would have had only 40 km to cycle to the confluence point, if I hadn’t lost my way several times.

This confluence is located quite high on a hill where several wind turbines have been built. The nearest turbine is in 200 m distance. The exact location of the confluence is right at a corner of a Eucalyptus plantation. Why on earth would someone plant this tree, which originally comes from the southern hemisphere?

Afterwards, I visited the nearby Dolmen Forno Dos Mouros.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance to a road: 300 m
  • Distance to a track: 5 m
  • Distance of bicycle parking: 100 m
  • Time to reach the CP from the road: 5 min
  • Time at the CP: 12:17 PM
  • Measured height: 733 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
  • Position accuracy: 5 m
  • Topography: hilly
  • Vegetation: Eucalyptus plantation, blackberries, grass.
  • Weather: sunny, 26° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Eucalyptus and Windturbine Confluence

The story continues at 43°N 7°W.


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 20m 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: Ground Zero
#8: The Confluence Hunter
#9: Bicycle Parking at the Confluence
#10: Nearby Dolmen
ALL: All pictures on one page