02-Sep-2016 -- This is the third out of seven reports reaching confluence points in Western France. The story starts from 48°N 4°W and continues from 48°N 3°W.
The cycling in the second part of the day was so smooth, that I was able to visit a third point that day before the daylight would be gone.
Visiting this confluence point turned out to be extremely straightforward: I simply had to leave the county road D238 at a distance of 400 m to the confluence point and continue riding on a gravel track until only 76 m separated me from my goal. The only barrier was a blackberry hedge that was too big to jump over. But such an obstacle was by far no reason to quit. Three cautious steps and I was through. The remainder of the short walk was across a mown meadow. Only the last 5 m were again in blackberry hedges. If the point had been 30 m further, I would have had to fight with thorns and even to swim in a pond.
The sun was still up and facing west offered a nice view towards the sun. I quickly went back to my bicycle and continued riding to the nearby town Guichen, which I reached an hour later with the last daylight.
I spent the night in Guichen. Unfortunately, the restaurants’ kitchens had already closed, but I found a pizza to go that also filled my hungry stomach.
CP Visit Details:
- Distance to a road: 450 m
- Distance to a track: 76 m
- Distance of bicycle parking: 80 m
- Time to reach the CP from the road: 2 minutes
- Time at the CP: 8:01 PM
- Measured height: 104 m
- Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
- Position accuracy: 2 m
- Topography: slightly hilly
- Vegetation: grass, blackberries, oak trees nearby
- Weather: sunny, 28° C (felt temperature)
- Given Name: The Quick Blackberry Confluence
The story continues at 48°N 1°W.