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France : Aquitaine

3.9 km (2.4 miles) SSW of Sindères, Landes, Aquitaine, France
Approx. altitude: 88 m (288 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 44°S 179°E

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View North #3: View East #4: View South #5: View West #6: All zeros! #7: Looking down on the point from 100m above #8: View North from 100m above the point #9: View East, from 100m above the point #10: View South, from 100m above the point #11: View West, from 100m above the point

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  44°N 1°W (visit #5)  

#1: The confluence point lies within long grass, at the edge of a pine forest

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

26-Jul-2018 -- Driving southwestward along an autoroute towards my evening destination of Biarritz, I made a short detour to visit this fairly easy Degree Confluence Point, which lies on the edge of one of the many tracts of pine forest in this region of France. A narrow gravel road passes just 100m west of the point. Deep ditches (filled with water) line the banks of this road, so it was a bit tricky to find a good place to park, and a good place to hike across the ditch to get to the point.

The point lies within long grass, just within the edge of a pine forest. As I approached the point, I could see that much of the grass had been tamped down - telling me that other people had visited here recently. I was also interested to see gorse growing here. Gorse - introduced from its native Europe - has become a major problem in my home country of New Zealand; it was interesting to finally see some growing where it actually belongs.

Here is a remote-controlled aerial video of this confluence point.


 All pictures
#1: The confluence point lies within long grass, at the edge of a pine forest
#2: View North
#3: View East
#4: View South
#5: View West
#6: All zeros!
#7: Looking down on the point from 100m above
#8: View North from 100m above the point
#9: View East, from 100m above the point
#10: View South, from 100m above the point
#11: View West, from 100m above the point
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