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France : Poitou-Charentes

1.3 km (0.8 miles) E of Longré, Charente, Poitou-Charentes, France
Approx. altitude: 78 m (255 ft)
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Antipode: 46°S 180°

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#2: Peter at the confluence, looking north. #3: Peter made this picture, sitting on my shoulders looking due west. #4: Peter shows our location. #5: The commune La Charriere, 400 meters east of the confluence.

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  46°N 0° (visit #1)  

#1: From the highest point closeby (an irrigation spraygun), looking northwest.  Peter is at the confluence in the circle.

(visited by Rob Millenaar and Peter Millenaar)

16-Aug-2000 -- At the end of our vacation in the South of France (where we went after 43N 00W) we found the opportunity on August 16 2000 to visit another confluence point: 46N00W. Peter and I drove to the tiny village of Longre in the French departement of Charente. The countryside is beautiful and we hoped for lovely scenery at the confluence. We were not that lucky as it was smack in the middle of a cornfield, with the crop as high as it will go. Still, we had some luck: we found that the confluence point was on a track which is kept clear for irrigation purposes. After we found the exact spot I lifted Peter on my shoulders to make pictures of our surroundings. But in most directions all you could see was corn and more corn. I include only the picture looking West.

We should come back to this location after the harvest, but it is about 1000 kilometers from home. We made some pictures of scenery nearby. I include these pictures to give you all an impression of the lay of the land.


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#1: From the highest point closeby (an irrigation spraygun), looking northwest. Peter is at the confluence in the circle.
#2: Peter at the confluence, looking north.
#3: Peter made this picture, sitting on my shoulders looking due west.
#4: Peter shows our location.
#5: The commune La Charriere, 400 meters east of the confluence.
#6: This vacant property might be available for interested parties. 900 meters from the confluence.
#7: This is what the countryside looks like, when you can avoid the cornfields.
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