16-Aug-2014 -- This is the second out of 3 reports reaching confluence points in Central France. The story continues from 46°N 1°E.
Central France is quite hilly. I felt that on my own body riding my bike to this confluence point coming from 46°N 1°E. The hills are not particularly high, ranging between 400 m and 800 m but roads always have an inclination of 10% up or 10% down.
Starting from Cieux at 10 AM, I got to the village Saint-Georges-la-Pouge (2.4 km) at 4:30 PM. From St. Georges, little roads lead up to a distance of 250 m and small forest tracks directly to the confluence.
The confluence point is located in a little beech grove with fallen, moss-overgrown trunks lying around. The interesting and unique feature however is this track with moss-overgrown walls. It passes by the confluence within 30 m and leads to a former compound. It is hard to estimate the age, but I am convinced that it origins from ancient times.
After the documentation I cycled further to Aubusson to have dinner and then continued further to the East. I spent the night under the stars near Auzances.
CP Visit Details:
- Distance to the road: 250 m
- Distance of bicycle parking: 130 m
- Time to reach the CP from the road: 2 minutes
- Time at the CP: 5:00 PM
- Measured height: 545 m
- Minimal distance according to GPS: 8 m
- Position accuracy: 1 m
- Topography: hilly
- Vegetation: beech forest, moss on the trees, ferns
- Weather: cloudy, 23° C (felt temperature)
- Given Name: The Moss Wall Confluence
The story continues at 46°N 3°E.