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