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France : Basse-Normandie

near Berville, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France
Approx. altitude: 59 m (193 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 49°S 180°

Accuracy: 110 m (360 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: North across the road #3: East: the same road #4: South: meadow #5: West: meadow #6: GPS: to far away to call the visit successful #7: Standing on the Greenwich Meridian! (Altitude is above ellipsoid) #8: In the western and eastern hemisphere the same time! #9: Two UTM zones join here also!

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  49°N 0° (visit #5) (incomplete) 

#1: View towards the CP in the meadow, 110 metres away

(visited by Florian Schindler)

05-Jun-2010 -- My route from 49°N-01°E led me through the typical landscape of the Normandy and I really liked the journey.The drive was uneventful and after I have passed the closest town Berville I pulled off in an access road to a house.

My GPS receiver showed 120 metres to the point. I took my gear and searched for an entrance to the meadow, but the only gate was closed and armed with barbed wired. I walked up and down the road but a dense hedge prevented any closer approach to the point. I finally accepted that this visit is incomplete, because the closest distance to the point was 110 metres. Lousy 11 metres were missing, but no possibility to get closer.

So I took the photos in the four directions and also towards the point.

Afterwards I walked along the road to stand exactly on the Greenwich Meridian. It is definitely fun to see the GPS receivers switching from the eastern to the western hemisphere and back again. This was a bit of compensation for my misfortune, but at least I have been very close to the actual point.

I went back to my car and set off for the last Confluence Point of this journey: 49°N-01°W.


 All pictures
#1: View towards the CP in the meadow, 110 metres away
#2: North across the road
#3: East: the same road
#4: South: meadow
#5: West: meadow
#6: GPS: to far away to call the visit successful
#7: Standing on the Greenwich Meridian! (Altitude is above ellipsoid)
#8: In the western and eastern hemisphere the same time!
#9: Two UTM zones join here also!
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)