27-Jul-2002 -- Actually my ship is berthed in the port of Lorient in Brittany, in order to
load turkey, chicken and various meat products for St. Petersburg (Russia).
As Lorient has excellent high speed train connections to Central Europe, I
received a bunch of visitors, - Werner, Thomas and David from Western
Austria, and Anika from Germany.
Loading did not take place on weekend, and so we had a lot of time. Although
all confluences ashore in France are already visited, we decided to see the
closest one to Lorient, 48°N 4°W.
At Lorient we took a rent-a-car, and drove on the express-route N165 in
At Quimperlé we left it and took the D765 via Bannalec to Rosporden. At
Rosporden there is a cathedral from the 14th
century, built in Gothic style and situated on a lake.
From there we continued until Elliant and took the D115 in direction
A 2,5 km before we stopped the car at the closest possible position to the
confluence. The white horses were there, but they were
friendly or rather not interested in us, as they understood soon that we
could not supply them any food.
The confluence itself is located at the Southern end of the horses' field,
just were the forest begins. We were equipped with three GPS but due to the
weak signal close to the confluence our opinions about the exact location
were diverging. So Captain Peter, as usual, had to take the final decision.
The confluence seems to be very close (or even inside) to a small river.
After having taken the views to North, East, South and West, we took a picture of the whole group.