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France : Pays de la Loire

1.9 km (1.2 miles) S of Beaulieu-sur-Oudon, Mayenne, Pays de la Loire, France
Approx. altitude: 99 m (324 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 48°S 179°E

Accuracy: 64 m (209 ft)
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#2: View to the North #3: View to the East #4: View to the South #5: View to the West #6: GPS reading #7: Ground Zero #8: The Confluence Hunter #9: Beaulieu-sur-Oudon #10: Bicycle parking #11: Laval

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  48°N 1°W (visit #5)  

#1: The Confluence from 63 m distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

03-Sep-2016 -- This is the 4th out of seven reports reaching confluence points in western France. The story starts from 48°N 4°W and continues from 48°N 2°W.

On the second day of my trip, I started cycling with the first daylight in Guichen, which is about 60 km from the confluence.

When I reached the confluence shortly before 11 AM, it was already very hot and I had to make a stop to drink water every half hour. I accessed the confluence from the county road D142 from the nearby village Beaulieu-sur-Oudon. I followed the track named “Le Bourg” for a couple of 100 m until it petered out. At a distance of 220 m, I abandoned my bicycle at the edge of an agricultural field and continued on foot between two different fields. The nearest I could approach the confluence without stepping into the crops was 63 m. At this distance, I documented the confluence point. In order to get all the zeros I should come in winter again.

I continued my journey to the east. The next city I passed through was Laval.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance to a road: 700 m
  • Distance to a track: 250 m
  • Distance of bicycle parking: 220 m
  • Time to reach the CP from the road: 10 minutes
  • Time at the CP: 10:53 AM
  • Measured height: 107 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 63 m
  • Position accuracy: 2 m
  • Topography: slightly hilly
  • Vegetation: flowers, nearby corn
  • Weather: sunny, 32° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Hot Fieldwalk Confluence

The story continues at 48°N 0°EW.


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 63 m distance
#2: View to the North
#3: View to the East
#4: View to the South
#5: View to the West
#6: GPS reading
#7: Ground Zero
#8: The Confluence Hunter
#9: Beaulieu-sur-Oudon
#10: Bicycle parking
#11: Laval
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