04-May-2002 -- I’ll never forget this CP - see below.
This point is easy to reach. I used the N24 in direction Rennes and left it at Plélan-le-Grand (48,0281N 2,0879W). Then I continued on the secondary road D238 (48.0025N 2.0848W) towards the east, direction of Saint-Thurial [pic#2.jpg]. I passed a leisure area with a lake to the south. Then carried on towards ‚La Chapelle es Chevres’ (48,0022N 2,0335W).
When I approached a farm village I had already passed the CP. Therefore I went back to a junction in a left-hand bend (48,0026N 2,0041W) and then to the east along a bumpy farm track. Finally I stopped under a big tree (see pict.3 of the visitor #1) and saw a pasture towards the south with ponds in the background.
The cows seemed to be familiar with people and immediately came to the electrical fence to examine the visitor. Then I went down along the field to the brook. There I had to overcome the fence without getting hit by a high voltage pulse. A big fish pond is on the southern side of the brook, while a small one to the north.
The animals were curious about my activities while I marked the CP at the northern shore of the pond with stick and jacket. I was in a hurry to shoot the photos in spite of sunset. Additionally I had to pay attention that the cattle did not use my jacket as food. On the way back to the car (farm track) the female farmer arrived with a motorbike and she spoke to the cows – therefore the friendly and trustful behaviour of them. The farmer was very kind although she for certain didn't understand my intentions. Unfortunately, she didn’t like to be photographed -- she isn't dressed well enough - a very common problem ;-)
I stopped at the junction and made photos and took the coordinates on the way back. Also I shot some photos of the farmer village and then continued the journey in direction Saint-Thurial. While searching for an overnight stay place I missed the Organizer with GPS. I immediately turned back the 8 km to the junction, the last use of the device. I probably had left it at the car roof. I searched more than an hour along the roadsides without any result. At the beginning of the darkness I accepted the loss of ~ € 500. - , cancelled my further plans and made me on the way home to Austria.
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