the Degree Confluence Project


0.7 km (0.4 miles) WSW of Körkuyu, Afyon, Turkey
Approx. altitude: 980 m (3215 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 38°S 150°W

Accuracy: 6 m (19 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: View northeast to Körkuyu #3: View east #4: View south #5: View west

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  38°N 30°E (visit #1)  

#1: The Confluence

(visited by Olli Sundell and Mari-Helena Hoikka)

22-May-2004 -- After reaching 38N 31E the day before, we started our journey less optimistic. According to our map the Confluence was substantially further away from the road. Having become slightly familiar with the landscape, we figured the odds would be against us.

In the end the conquest turned out to be almost a repeat of the previous day. Just as we were abeam the Confluence, a crossroad appeared, which led us to the tiny village of Körkuyu (if the 11 year old B. Yilmar understood our question). Again, the closest we could drive was inside the village and we had to ask permission to cross a backyard. This time no mad dogs were stalking us. On the contrary, we were friendly invited, almost insisted, to have tea at the house. Feeling shy, we declined the invitation, feeling sorry about it afterwards. Hope he was not offended.

Like a déjà-vu from the day before, the Confluence was again 600 m from the village, this time on an even easier terrain.

When returning, a group of kids came running to us, apparently simply curious to see outsiders. We were looking forward to the picture we took from them, but for some reason no children were captured on the film. As for the GPS picture, just like the GPS-pictures at 38N 31E, that kind of close-up shots turned out unintelligible with our disposable camera.

On our return we did not see a sign of the friendly farmer anymore. The kids instead kept running behind us and even hanged on top of the trunk of the car when we slowly drove away.

 All pictures
#1: The Confluence
#2: View northeast to Körkuyu
#3: View east
#4: View south
#5: View west
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