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France : Basse-Normandie

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

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
Quality: good

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: Bike and ditch in the foreground #10: General view from 100 m #11: Abbatiale de Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives #12: Historical Halles de Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives

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  49°N 0° (visit #7)  

#1: The Confluence from 15 m distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

17-Aug-2018 -- This is the second out of 5 reports reaching confluence points in France along the 49th latitude during my 3-day bicycle trip. The story continues from 49°N 1°W.

3 km before reaching this confluence, I came through the town Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives. Leaving the town in south-eastern direction, road D40 takes you to a distance of 100 m to the confluence point.

I walked straight to the point over a mown meadow. The confluence is then right at the edge of a second field within the vicinity of an oak tree. The village Les Cinq Frères which is 600 m north of the point can be seen.

Coming back from the confluence visit, I squeezed myself through a barbed wire fence. I managed to scale it, but missed that there was a deep ditch on the other side of the fence. Unexpectedly I fell back salto down into the ditch onto my spine. I was scared but not hurt due to the soft ground.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance of bicycle parking: 108 m
  • Time to walk to the CP: 3 min
  • Time at the CP: 2:10 PM
  • Measured height: 63 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
  • Position accuracy: 3 m
  • Topography: flat
  • Vegetation: mown grass, bare field, oak tree.
  • Weather: mostly sunny, 31° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Deep Ditch Confluence

The story continues at 49°N 1°E.


 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: Bike and ditch in the foreground
#10: General view from 100 m
#11: Abbatiale de Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives
#12: Historical Halles de Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives
ALL: All pictures on one page