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France : Haute-Normandie

2.2 km (1.4 miles) NNW of Glisolles, Eure, Haute-Normandie, France
Approx. altitude: 136 m (446 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 49°S 179°W

Accuracy: 6 m (19 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: GPS #6: The confluence crop #7: Farmhouses next to the CP field #8: Horse, 200 m from the CP #9: The path one should take to get to the CP (left of gate) #10: The nearby village of La Bretonnière

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  49°N 1°E (visit #3)  

#1: View to the west and overview

(visited by Phil Boyle)

18-Jul-2008 -- The French city of Rouen, famous for several of Monet's major works, Jeanne d'Arc, and its Gothic cathedral, was the end of the road after a mammoth drive back to Europe from Yemen. Normandy would be my home for four months whilst I learned French in preparation for my new job in Lille.

During my first week in Rouen, I thought it would be fun to have a go at whatever the nearest CP turned out to be. The drive south to the Confluence took less than an hour, and the nearest village to the target La Bretonnière was easy to find. The surrounding countryside is typically Norman - very green, with lots of free-range dairy cows. The fertile countryside is the source of some of Normandy's most famous products: Camembert and Pont-l'évêque cheese, and all manner of yoghurt, cream, and butter. All delicious stuff, but not necessarily the best thing for those watching the calories...

After a little driving around the farm lanes of La Bretonnière, I found the entrance to the correct path towards the point. I passed several horses and farmhouses on the way, then walked the last few tens of metres through the tall wheat to get all zeros. Despite the clouds, it was a pleasant, warm July day, and the photos show clearly a bumper crop in all directions that whichever lucky farmer who owns the land will be jolly pleased with, I imagine.


 All pictures
#1: View to the west and overview
#2: View to the north
#3: View to the east
#4: View to the south
#5: GPS
#6: The confluence crop
#7: Farmhouses next to the CP field
#8: Horse, 200 m from the CP
#9: The path one should take to get to the CP (left of gate)
#10: The nearby village of La Bretonnière
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