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France : Basse-Normandie

2.2 km (1.4 miles) NNW of Saint-Louet-sur-Vire, Manche, Basse-Normandie, France
Approx. altitude: 103 m (337 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 49°S 179°E

Accuracy: 5 m (16 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: My old and new GPS disagree 70 cm #7: The farm nearby #8: Wild flowers around the DCP #9: In seven years nothing happens

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  49°N 1°W (visit #3)  

#1: The Confluence Area 49°N 1°W looking SSE

(visited by Henk Pouwels)

06-May-2009 -- Following the AutoRoute A84 northbound I took exit 40 direction St Lô, but choose the local road to Torigni-sur-Vire. Turned left for St-Louet-sur-Vire and was guided by my GPS-navigator to the farm La Rogerie. I parked the car next to the last building and could easily proceed by foot.

Just crossing an iron gate and following the edge of the field brought me to the confluence with 10 zeros on the Oregon display (in DDD° MM.mmm’ format) and 9 zeros and 1 one (in DDD.ddddd° format) on the GPS12 display.

The DCP is in a hedge close to a substantial tree. The hedge separates two fields with considerable height difference. The tree of the DCP is the light green tree in the DCP area overview in the centre of the image, just above the vertical iron bar of the gate. The N,E,S,W photos are taken from the DCP; the East looking photo is taken with arms stretched above my head to overcome the height difference of the terrain and the hedge.

The main house of the farm is renovated and in the courtyard two milling stones are exposed.

All flowers are photographed in the hedge while returning to the car.

What happens in seven years? The “Robin” group detected in September 2001 a very young tree planted at the confluence. In May 2002 Hans Augendoppler made a panoramic photo from the gate Northeast of the confluence. I made a photo from the same position. From both photographs I copied the common sections into one image. Amazing to see nothing really changed in 7 years. Another conclusion can be drawn: the young tree noticed by the Robins didn’t make it.


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#1: The Confluence Area 49°N 1°W looking SSE
#2: Looking North
#3: Looking East
#4: Looking South
#5: Looking West
#6: My old and new GPS disagree 70 cm
#7: The farm nearby
#8: Wild flowers around the DCP
#9: In seven years nothing happens
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