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Poland : Dolnośląskie

12.0 km (7.5 miles) S of Wrocław, Dolnośląskie, Poland
Approx. altitude: 125 m (410 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreetMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 51°S 163°W

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#2: Walking onto Œlê¿a #3: N51 E17 #4: View towards misty Œlê¿a #5: Back to my car

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  51°N 17°E (visit #1) (secondary) 

#1: Sugar beet field at the confluence

(visited by Grzegorz Chyla, Dagmara Polańska and Chewie the Dog)

12-Feb-2000 -- 51N 17E is located about 12 kms south of Wroc³aw centre, close to Szukalice. I have chosen a more difficult but also more interesting route: I visited a popular weekend destination Sobótka and a mountain Œlê¿a (about 35 kms south-west of Wroc³aw).

Wroc³aw - Sobótka by car, then Sobótka - Œlê¿a (716 m high) - Sobótka by foot, and finally Sobótka - Szukalice - Wroc³aw by car.

Just as I thought there was nothing interesting on the confluence spot. It was on a sugar beet field, about 250 meters from the road. I walked about 300 meters, watching my GPS screen with my shoes collecting more and more mud. Well - almost: 999 998, few steps west 000 999, few steps north - here it is! 000 000 apperaed just for a second before SA drifted it to 001 003. I managed to evacuate before the landowner came.

 All pictures
#1: Sugar beet field at the confluence
#2: Walking onto Œlê¿a
#3: N51 E17
#4: View towards misty Œlê¿a
#5: Back to my car
#6: map of Wroc³aw area
ALL: All pictures on one page