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Cameroon : Extrême-Nord

4.1 km (2.5 miles) SSE of Njagaré, Extrême-Nord, Cameroon
Approx. altitude: 294 m (964 ft)
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Antipode: 12°S 165°W

Accuracy: 8 m (26 ft)
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#2: From point to East #3: From point to South #4: From point to West #5: GPS #6: Moussa and me on the point #7: House of the chief in a village on the way #8: Women on a track between two villages #9: Village en route on the way back from the point

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  12°N 15°E  

#1: From point to North

(visited by Jean-Marie Laurent and Moussa Adamo)

18-Mar-2007 -- Having arrived in Chad two days ago, I was doing GPS points from N'Djamena. Two of them were in Cameroon, on the opposite side of Logome River which marks the border between the two countries.

On Sunday, we crossed the border, more or less officially, to measure the points in Kousséri. I took the occasion to go to the confluence point with my driver, around 9 km south of Kousséri. The only track took us 2 km east of the point and we had to cut through the bush with our pick up.

The point is around 1 km southeast of a small village with houses made of baked clay bricks and straw roofs. The bush stretches out for kilometers with small prickly shrubs. The only color spots in this ochre monotony are the dresses of women going from one village to another on small tracks.

The last metres were done on foot and I just put my GPS right on the point! I could read those "perfect" coordinates... After taking the photos and the mark on the GPS, we had to leave for Chad again before the border would be closed for the night. The "operation confluence point" took us 1 h!

Continued at 13N 17E.


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#1: From point to North
#2: From point to East
#3: From point to South
#4: From point to West
#5: GPS
#6: Moussa and me on the point
#7: House of the chief in a village on the way
#8: Women on a track between two villages
#9: Village en route on the way back from the point
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