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Sudan : South Sudan - Junqaliy

18.2 km (11.3 miles) E of Maktiweng, Junqaliy, Sudan
Approx. altitude: 434 m (1423 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 6°S 148°W

Accuracy: 6 m (19 ft)
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#2: East #3: South #4: West #5: That's the spot.. #6: Kapchanga #7: Big digger

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  6°N 32°E  

#1: North

(visited by Alan Pike and Kapchanga Ndiema)

11-Feb-2006 -- On our return to water well drilling in Jongolei State, South Sudan, for the 2006 season, I was able to take the time and walk to the confluence of 6N and 32E. It was too good a chance to miss, as it was only a few kilometers off the road and an easy walk through tall grass with some burned-off clear areas.

We had been on the road for two days from Kapoeta on our way up the 'Desert Road' to Bor and Padak/Baidit. We were driving our two new Magirus supply trucks and were only a small crew with myself, Kapchanga (who accompanied me to the Confluence), and two other Kenyan drivers.

We parked the trucks and I told the crew what I wanted to do. The concept of walking for an hour or so to reach some phantom location on the GPS did bring some laughter and more than a few raised eyebrows, but anything to break the drive was welcome.

Reaching the Confluence was an easy walk and I was happy to get a 00 reading. I hope this narrative is sufficient. I'll include a picture of the Jongolei Canal digging machine, long abandoned now because of the war.


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#1: North
#2: East
#3: South
#4: West
#5: That's the spot..
#6: Kapchanga
#7: Big digger
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