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France : Pays de la Loire

2.2 km (1.4 miles) NW of Souligné-Flacé, Sarthe, Pays de la Loire, France
Approx. altitude: 115 m (377 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 48°S 180°

Accuracy: 4 m (13 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: Map and GPS #7: Lost wheat #8: Beautiful Brown #9: Flora #10: Country lane

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  48°N 0° (visit #4)  

#1: The confluence of 48° North and 0° East or West in the foreground

(visited by Henk Pouwels)

10-Sep-2009 -- The CP is in a field, in this picture it is in the foreground. It looks like somebody, not me, trampled around to mark the place. The crop of this year was wheat, it is harvested but not all the ears are collected.

Due to Internet tools like GoogleEarth and due to modern GPS with detailed maps and navigation modes confluence hunting is a lot easier and less an adventure. This CP can be visited without leaving your car. But if you climb the wall and enter the field you get an award: not 10 but 13 zero’s because this CP is on the Greenwich meridian.

Comparing my N,E,S,W photographs to the images of the visit in August 2001 could lead to the conclusion “nothing happens here”.

The group of beautiful brown cows was found just a bit North of the CP. The yellow toadflax (Linaria vulgaris) and the beautiful string of red berries of woody nightshade (Solanum dulcamara) is photographed close to my parked car (P in #6).

The picturesque country lane is the lane below the Google mark in #6.


 All pictures
#1: The confluence of 48° North and 0° East or West in the foreground
#2: Looking North
#3: Looking East
#4: Looking South
#5: Looking West
#6: Map and GPS
#7: Lost wheat
#8: Beautiful Brown
#9: Flora
#10: Country lane
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)