08-Aug-2020 -- While on vacation in Normandy (Les Barils), I looked up the nearest CP and 49N1E turned out only to be about 40 minutes away by car. That's an opportunity I was not going to pass up :-)
I entered the coordinates into Google Maps, and my six-year-old son Tobias and I set out towards the CP. After a nice drive through the French countryside we parked at a crossroads about 400m from the CP. An easy walk over a path between the fields brought us close to the CP. Fortunately, the wheat where the CP was located had recently been harvested, so we could walk accross the field without damaging any crops. Interestingly, on Google maps, the field shows a green crop, while in 2020 the field had clearly grown some form of wheat. So it appears crops are rotated. Future visitors might therefore find a different crop that is harvested at a different point in the year - something to consider when planning a visit.
Finding the actual CP was easy. In the open terrain, my phone's GPS had no problem getting a high accuracy, and it took only minimal walking around to have the display settle on all zeroes. After taking the mandatory photos, we left along the path, admiring the landscape as we slowly made our way back to the car. A nice drive brought us back to our vacation home.
This was an uneventful and easy visit, and a very nice way to spend an afternoon with my son.