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France : Pays de la Loire

1.9 km (1.2 miles) S of Beaulieu-sur-Oudon, Mayenne, Pays de la Loire, France
Approx. altitude: 99 m (324 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 48°S 179°E

Accuracy: 23 m (75 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Looking North #3: Looking East #4: Looking South #5: Looking West #6: GPS track & display #7: Tree with mistletoe #8: I feel like being looked at #9: Collection of plants at 48°N 1°W

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  48°N 1°W (visit #3)  

#1: The Confluence 48°N 1W is 23 m ahead at the darker spot

(visited by Henk Pouwels, Willemijn Pouwels and Bart van Bragt)

23-Mar-2007 -- After some days of hard labour, cutting trees at a camping of friends of us, we travelled from Mayenne (F) to Bretagne (F). 48° N 1°W was more or less on our way so we decided to go for it.

Passing Laval to La-Maison-Neuve by the D124 we entered the D32 direction St-Poix. Turned right in L’Hommeau direction Beaulieu-sur-Odon. A small road to the left brought us to the farm La Vannerie and parked at the pond under the willow. Walking through a tractor trail we reached the DCP within 23m without any damage to the crops. Once again I found a DCP in the middle of an agricultural field. In the main picture the DCP is about the dark spot.

The N, E, S, W photographs show the extension of the field and some trees surrounding the field. Related to image #6 by Geoportail the field is clearly extended to the West and the row of trees parallel to the last section of the track is vanished. Visitor #2 entered the field from the North, he took the road to another farm: La Bucherie

One of the trees in the South is full of mistletoe. The West-East part of our track follows a little river with typical plants of such an ecosystem.

My collection of plants show the typical flowers of early spring; note also the wetness of the plants. It was not only wet but cold too.


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#1: The Confluence 48°N 1W is 23 m ahead at the darker spot
#2: Looking North
#3: Looking East
#4: Looking South
#5: Looking West
#6: GPS track & display
#7: Tree with mistletoe
#8: I feel like being looked at
#9: Collection of plants at 48°N 1°W
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