21-Mar-2015 -- This is the third out of 4 reports reaching confluence points during a bicycle trip in France.
After visiting 45°N 0° on the previous day, I spontaneously decided to make a “little” deviation from my route towards Bordeaux by visiting this confluence point.
Via Angoulême, I rode my bicycle further north and reached this confluence at 10:30 AM via Marcillac-Lanville, Aigre and Saint-Fraigne on little county roads that provide excellent cycling conditions. Shortly before entering the village Longré, I turned onto an agricultural track (800 m to go). I parked my bicycle at the nearest track at a distance of 210 m. From there, it was an easy stroll to the confluence point. It was possible to reach the point without stepping into the crops by walking along a tractor lane.
The confluence is located in the middle of a huge agricultural field. This season, some radish-like plant is grown. The morning fog that I had encountered during my trip had just dissolved such that the pictures also show the forest around the field.
After the visit, I went into the village Longré, which is the nearest settlement to the confluence (1 km distance). In the afternoon, I rode quickly to the Roman city Saints and after a short visit, I made it to Royan, where I caught the last ferry to Soulac-sur-Mar, where I stayed the night.
CP Visit Details:
- Distance to the road: 800 m
- Distance of bicycle parking: 210 m
- Time to reach the CP from the road: 10 minutes
- Time at the CP: 10:30 AM
- Measured height: 79 m
- Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
- Position accuracy: 3 m
- Topography: absolutely flat
- Vegetation: crops, probably radish
- Weather: hazy, 14° C (felt temperature)
- Given Name: The Probably Radish Confluence
The story finishes at 45°N 1°W.