02-Sep-2016 -- This is the second out of seven reports reaching confluence points in Western France. The story continues from 48°N 4°W.
Cycling during nice weather was a pleasure and the tail winds added to my joy. France offers great cycling due to a low population density in the country side. Nevertheless, the tiny hamlets are all connected within a network of small, asphalted county roads with hardly any traffic. I had lunch break in Lignol and reached the confluence shortly after in the early afternoon.
The confluence is located just 150 m from the channelled river Le Blavet. My approach to the confluence was somewhat sub-optimal: I parked my bicycle at the river and ascended a steep grade through a forest with thorny blackberries as ground cover. That climb had not been necessary, as the confluence is located in a fairly flat agricultural field with easy road access.
I measured the location of the confluence to be 2 m into a corn field. The neighbouring field had already been harvested. There is a small overhead powerline nearby. As you can see from my sweating, it was very hot.
I continued my trip towards the east, cycling a little bit along the river path.
CP Visit Details:
- Distance to a road: 150 m
- Distance to a track: 150 m
- Distance of bicycle parking: 150 m
- Time to reach the CP from the road: 12 minutes
- Time at the CP: 2:28 PM
- Measured height: 100 m
- Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
- Position accuracy: 2 m
- Topography: flat at the confluence, but steep grade to the river nearby
- Vegetation: corn
- Weather: sunny, 33° C (felt temperature)
- Given Name: The Unnecessary Climb Confluence
The story continues at 48°N 2°W.