the Degree Confluence Project


near Grude, Västra Götaland, Sweden
Approx. altitude: 147 m (482 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreetMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 58°S 167°W

Accuracy: 6 m (19 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: View north from confluence #3: View east #4: View south #5: View west #6: GPS

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#1: Overview from 8 m south of confluence

(visited by Henrik Sunden)

06-Nov-2004 -- I went by train to Vårgårda to visit the Vårgårda Natur 2004 Photo and Film Festival. The nearest confluence is 10.4 km to the west as the crow flies. I got up at 5:45 a.m. and went by bicycle (rented at the campsite Tånga Hed for 60 SEK, including helmet) to Grude. It was pitch dark when I started, and Venus and Jupiter were shining brightly in the east, quite close to each other.

In Grude the sun was rising, and I took north a short distance towards Herrljunga, found a gravel road (marked Muskås on a wooden sign) leading in the right direction. At the last house it was only 230 m to the confluence. I walked through a dense spruce plantation, across a clear-felled area, and found the spot on a sparsely wooded bog. It was still rather dark, so the pictures are not fully sharp.

On the way back it started to snow and rain, and I got some headwind. I arrived in Vårgårda at 9:12, just 12 minutes too late to see the Large Format Slide Show by Næss and Aasheim. Late arrival means no entry to the show. This show was the best one of the whole festival. Everybody talked about it afterwards. But only I visited the nearest confluence point. And I got some 40 km of cycling exercise.

 All pictures
#1: Overview from 8 m south of confluence
#2: View north from confluence
#3: View east
#4: View south
#5: View west
#6: GPS
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