I took the dirt bike out to find my second microconfluence this afternoon. (See my post about the first here and about Charlie Loyd’s proposal of the idea here.) I’ve decided to go after what I’m thinking of as “minute-microconfluences,” which are microconfluences as defined by Charlie (decimal degrees at the hundredths) and also intersections of minute-lines of longitude and latitude. This is partly because they are farther apart and so feel slightly more… well, rare if not important, but mostly because the app I have that reads latitude and longitude in real time does so in the minute-second version. Perhaps this will offend metric purists, but I guess it would be nice to write something important enough to metric purists to cause offense.

I found it just north of Two Mile Road and just east of the cement factory. To the north and east were Sunfair Airport and Sunfair Road, respectively.

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I found that my minute-second reading app and my decimal reading app disagreed a bit with each other, so I took photos of a fairly large area to be sure I had the actual spot shown:


Looking just north of west over the spot


Looking just west of north over the spot. Concrete debris in the background is the north end of the cement factory.

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The sunset heading home was the best part.