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France : Bretagne

3.1 km (1.9 miles) SE of Boderel, Morbihan, Bretagne, France
Approx. altitude: 93 m (305 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 48°S 177°E

Accuracy: 2 m (6 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#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: The river Le Blavet #10: The path along the river

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  48°N 3°W (visit #7)  

#1: The Confluence from 15 m distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

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.


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 15 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: The river Le Blavet
#10: The path along the river
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