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Burkina Faso

6.6 km (4.1 miles) SW of Lidara, Hauts-Bassins, Burk. Faso
Approx. altitude: 548 m (1797 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 11°S 175°E

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

#2: View to the East #3: View to the South #4: View to the West #5: Me, right on the point, and the coordinates #6: Cashew trees #7: Cashew tree fruit #8: Oranges #9: Grasshopper on a cashew fruit #10: The road between Orodara and Bobo-Dioulasso

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  11°N 5°W (visit #3)  

#1: The point and view to the North

(visited by Jean-Luc Frérotte)

English version

Français

04-avr-2014 -- Après un déplacement professionnel à Banfora, je rentre vers Bobo-Dioulasso en faisant un détour par Orodara pour aller visiter le point 11°N 5°W. Il est facile à atteindre. Une dizaine de km après Orodara sur la route N8 vers le Mali, une piste perpendiculaire à la route part vers le nord droit vers le point. La piste devient vite trop étroite pour continuer en voiture et je termine la promenade à pieds. Le sentier est souvent à l’ombre, mais il fait 43°C et je transpire !

Le point se trouve dans un grand verger, avec principalement des anacardiers (noix de cajou), quelques orangers, des karités, quelques palmiers à huile. Depuis la dernière visite en 2008, les arbres ont bien grandi. Il y a beaucoup de fruits d’anacardiers tombés par terre et plein de sauterelles qui les grignotent.

Pour une fois, je n’ai rencontré personne, ce qui est très rare en Afrique !

Je retourne ensuite vers Bobo-Dioulasso et je continue vers le point 11°N 4°W.

English

04-Apr-2014 -- After a professional trip to Banfora, I return towards Bobo-Dioulasso, making a detour by Orodara to visit the point 11°N 5°W. It is easy to reach. About ten km after Orodara on the road N8 towards Mali, a track perpendicular to the road goes to the North right towards the point. The track quickly becomes too narrow to continue by car and I continue by foot. The track is often in the shade, but the temperature is 43°C and I sweat!

The point is in a large orchard, with mainly cashew nut trees, some orange trees, shea trees and palm oil trees. Since the last visit in 2008, the trees grew well. There are many cashew fruits fallen on the ground and many nice grasshoppers nibble them.

For once, I did not meet anybody, which is very rare in Africa!

Then I go back to Bobo-Dioulasso and I continue towards the point 11°N 4°W.


 All pictures
#1: The point and view to the North
#2: View to the East
#3: View to the South
#4: View to the West
#5: Me, right on the point, and the coordinates
#6: Cashew trees
#7: Cashew tree fruit
#8: Oranges
#9: Grasshopper on a cashew fruit
#10: The road between Orodara and Bobo-Dioulasso
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