17-Aug-2018 -- This is the second out of 5 reports reaching confluence points in France along the 49th latitude during my 3-day bicycle trip. The story continues from 49°N 1°W.
3 km before reaching this confluence, I came through the town Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives. Leaving the town in south-eastern direction, road D40 takes you to a distance of 100 m to the confluence point.
I walked straight to the point over a mown meadow. The confluence is then right at the edge of a second field within the vicinity of an oak tree. The village Les Cinq Frères which is 600 m north of the point can be seen.
Coming back from the confluence visit, I squeezed myself through a barbed wire fence. I managed to scale it, but missed that there was a deep ditch on the other side of the fence. Unexpectedly I fell back salto down into the ditch onto my spine. I was scared but not hurt due to the soft ground.
CP Visit Details:
- Distance of bicycle parking: 108 m
- Time to walk to the CP: 3 min
- Time at the CP: 2:10 PM
- Measured height: 63 m
- Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
- Position accuracy: 3 m
- Topography: flat
- Vegetation: mown grass, bare field, oak tree.
- Weather: mostly sunny, 31° C (felt temperature)
- Given Name: The Deep Ditch Confluence
The story continues at 49°N 1°E.