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Iran : Yazd

14.3 km (8.9 miles) N of Bahābād, Yazd, Iran
Approx. altitude: 1401 m (4596 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 32°S 124°W

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
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#2: View towards East #3: View towards South #4: View towards West #5: GPS picture

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  32°N 56°E  

#1: View towards North

(visited by Patrice de Wergifosse)

16-Mar-2012 -- This point was an easy grab. I started from Yazd in the afternoon as it seemed the sandstorm that had forced me to stay for 2 days in the city would lose in force. However that was just an illusion.

I arrived on the point just before sunset, the 2 km off-road to the point were drivable. It is a flat gravel area just before some sand dunes and a small moutain. First time I didn't have to get out of the car to get the picture of the GPS. I drove spot on.

I decided to spend the night on the point to take some more pictures in the morning. I tried to get to the foot of the montain to seek some protection of the wind. However it became quickly sandy and I didn't want to seek problems in the dark. The most important is still to have the car on flat ground to sleep on a flat surface, so I stayed on the point.

The night was strangely calm, but as I was brewing my coffee in the morning, the wind picked up stronger than ever. It was a nightmare to fold the tent in such wind and I didn't even bother to get my camera as you could see even less than in the evening with all the dust flying around.

To be continued at 31N 56E...

It was on the 52nd day of my trip back from Belgium to Dubayy in the U.A.E. For more pictures and stories, you are welcome to visit my blog.


 All pictures
#1: View towards North
#2: View towards East
#3: View towards South
#4: View towards West
#5: GPS picture
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