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France : Midi-Pyrénées

near Saint-Arroumex, Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France
Approx. altitude: 142 m (465 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 44°S 179°W

Accuracy: 30 m (98 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View to the South #3: View to the West #4: View to the North #5: View to the East #6: GPS Reading #7: Ground Zero #8: The Confluence Hunter #9: Road 70 m from the Confluence #10: Crossing the River Garonne

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  44°N 1°E (visit #5)  

#1: At the Top from 70 m Distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

28-Mar-2014 -- This is the first out of 3 reports reaching confluence points in southern France.

Thursday after work I took the TGV Lyria from Zurich to Paris with my bicycle in a Tranzbag; that is a huge bag where a bicycle can fit in and is therefore allowed to be taken along in the train. From Paris, I took the night train towards Toulouse. At 6:00 AM I got off the train in Montauban (35 km from the confluence point), reassembled my bike, had a petit-déjeuner complet (full breakfast) and started cycling around 7 AM.

So I made my way west, crossing the river Garonne. Two hours after my departure in Montauban, I had reached the particular spot of agricultural land with 44°N 1°E on it.

It is not a spectacular confluence point with its location in a field. But the slightly hilly landscape is beautiful and my impression was that it is very peaceful there. The nearest small village is Saint-Arroumex in 500 m distance. There is a small road up to 70 m to the point. I was able to walk 40 muddy meters further between two fields up to a distance of 30 m. Any further approach would have caused damage to the young crops, so I documented the confluence from that 30 m point.

I cycled further to Castelsarrasin to have another breakfast and then back to Montauban.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance to the road: 72 m
  • Distance of bicycle parking: 72 m
  • Time to reach the CP from the road: 1 min
  • Time at the CP: 9:00 AM
  • Measured height: 149 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 30 m
  • Position accuracy: 3 m
  • Topography: slightly hilly
  • Vegetation: field with young crops
  • Weather: sunny, 17° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Unspectacular Montauban Confluence

The story continues at 44°N 2°E.


 All pictures
#1: At the Top from 70 m Distance
#2: View to the South
#3: View to the West
#4: View to the North
#5: View to the East
#6: GPS Reading
#7: Ground Zero
#8: The Confluence Hunter
#9: Road 70 m from the Confluence
#10: Crossing the River Garonne
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