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France : Bretagne

3.1 km (1.9 miles) NE of Maxent, Ille-et-Vilaine, Bretagne, France
Approx. altitude: 100 m (328 ft)
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Antipode: 48°S 178°E

Accuracy: 2 m (6 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View to the North #3: View to the East #4: View to the South #5: View to the West #6: GPS reading #7: Ground Zero #8: The Confluence Hunter #9: Sunset at the Confluence #10: Track 76 m from the Confluence

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  48°N 2°W (visit #8)  

#1: The Confluence from 30 m distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

02-Sep-2016 -- This is the third out of seven reports reaching confluence points in Western France. The story starts from 48°N 4°W and continues from 48°N 3°W.

The cycling in the second part of the day was so smooth, that I was able to visit a third point that day before the daylight would be gone.

Visiting this confluence point turned out to be extremely straightforward: I simply had to leave the county road D238 at a distance of 400 m to the confluence point and continue riding on a gravel track until only 76 m separated me from my goal. The only barrier was a blackberry hedge that was too big to jump over. But such an obstacle was by far no reason to quit. Three cautious steps and I was through. The remainder of the short walk was across a mown meadow. Only the last 5 m were again in blackberry hedges. If the point had been 30 m further, I would have had to fight with thorns and even to swim in a pond.

The sun was still up and facing west offered a nice view towards the sun. I quickly went back to my bicycle and continued riding to the nearby town Guichen, which I reached an hour later with the last daylight.

I spent the night in Guichen. Unfortunately, the restaurants’ kitchens had already closed, but I found a pizza to go that also filled my hungry stomach.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance to a road: 450 m
  • Distance to a track: 76 m
  • Distance of bicycle parking: 80 m
  • Time to reach the CP from the road: 2 minutes
  • Time at the CP: 8:01 PM
  • Measured height: 104 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
  • Position accuracy: 2 m
  • Topography: slightly hilly
  • Vegetation: grass, blackberries, oak trees nearby
  • Weather: sunny, 28° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Quick Blackberry Confluence

The story continues at 48°N 1°W.


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 30 m distance
#2: View to the North
#3: View to the East
#4: View to the South
#5: View to the West
#6: GPS reading
#7: Ground Zero
#8: The Confluence Hunter
#9: Sunset at the Confluence
#10: Track 76 m from the Confluence
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