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France : Bretagne

2.5 km (1.6 miles) E of Ergué-Gabéric, Finistère, Bretagne, France
Approx. altitude: 42 m (137 ft)
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Antipode: 48°S 176°E

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: North view with Sixta #3: East view #4: South view #5: West view #6: GPS and the French Euro Coins #7: North: The house next to the confluence #8: Project "Latitude Tour 48"

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  48°N 4°W (visit #4)  

#1: The Meadow: Surrounding of Confluence

(visited by J├╝rgen de Haas and Sixta Zerlauth)

07-Sep-2008 -- -- INTRO -- We - the team of the Explorer Magazin - wanted to repeat something similar to our former project "Bavarian Equator".

This time it is the "Latitude Tour 48" which leads us along the latitude 48 N westward to the Atlantic ocean and the French coast of the Bretagne. There are two important confluences which can be visited during this tour: The confluence N 48° E 012° is very near to our office in Bavaria and the other one is nearly at the end of the tour: N 48° W 004° is 1,994 km away from the other if you look at the linear distance.

Of course we made a trip that could not follow this line exactly but we have been in the near of this latitude for more than two weeks - until we reached the ocean.

There have not been many visitors at N 48° W 004° - only 3 visits are documented so far and the last one happened about 6 years ago. So it was time to do it again! We are sorry that the two white horses which are mentioned in all the other reports were no longer here - the meadow where they have been in the past was empty now ...

We bushwhacked to a narrow path which is situated directly at the border of the usually mentioned meadow - and the confluence seems to be exactly on this path.

More about our trip to France along the latitude N 48° you can read in the Explorer Magazin soon ...


 All pictures
#1: The Meadow: Surrounding of Confluence
#2: North view with Sixta
#3: East view
#4: South view
#5: West view
#6: GPS and the French Euro Coins
#7: North: The house next to the confluence
#8: Project "Latitude Tour 48"
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)