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France : Champagne-Ardenne

2.2 km (1.4 miles) NE of Bernon, Aube, Champagne-Ardenne, France
Approx. altitude: 176 m (577 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 48°S 176°W

Accuracy: 10 m (32 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: All zeroed in #3: The view north from the CP #4: The view south from the CP #5: The view west from the CP #6: The corn field, next to the forest where the CP is located

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  48°N 4°E (visit #6)  

#1: The CP (give or take 10 m)

(visited by Jeroen Haringman)

29-Jun-2012 -- My wife and I spent the last week of June 2012 on a luxurious mini-camping holiday about 150 km south-east of Paris. Before we go on any holiday I always check the map to see if there's a CP nearby (and there nearly always is!), and this case it was 48N 4E. It hasn't been visited in over seven years, so it was about time some one went to check on it :-)

The CP was about 30 km from our camping, which meant a lovely leisurely drive through the beautiful French countryside. We passed field after field of golden barley, nearly ready for harvest.

The car's satnav system reliably guided us to the point on the road closest to the CP. We could park the car on a little farm side road a bit to the north of the CP. From the road the CP is behind a corn field, so I walked around that and entered the woods. The canopy was quite dense so the GPS in my phone had a hard time getting an accurate reading, the accuracy varied from all values from five to fifteen metres. It took me quite a while to get all the zeroes, crawling through undergrowth and being eaten alive by mosquitoes - all in thirty-degree weather.

Eventually, my phone displayed the coveted zeroes, and a ten-metre accuracy. I took the required photos and looked for any sign people had been there before - there weren't. Seven years had erased all traces of previous visits. It's not a very interesting place, so after a few minutes I headed back to the car.

All-in-all, an uneventful visit, but still fun.


 All pictures
#1: The CP (give or take 10 m)
#2: All zeroed in
#3: The view north from the CP
#4: The view south from the CP
#5: The view west from the CP
#6: The corn field, next to the forest where the CP is located
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