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Saudi Arabia : al-Šarqiyya

10.8 km (6.7 miles) SSW of Khurays, al-Šarqiyya, Saudi Arabia
Approx. altitude: 461 m (1512 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 25°S 132°W

Accuracy: 6 m (19 ft)
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#2: East is that way #3: The Southern Hemisphere is down there #4: West is somewhere over there #5: GPS view #6: The attraction of the day #7: X marks the spot

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  25°N 48°E (visit #4)  

#1: North is that way

(visited by David Thorne, Aart Jongejans, Bas De Graaf, Ahmed Merdah and Florus (Sorry surname not available))

29-Aug-2008 -- Ahmed asks me when we stop – so what are we looking for?

So off I go and explain to him what a confluence point is. That is the spirit of heading out at 6 in the morning and cruising 120 km to get to point number 1 for the day.

This is the fourth planned visit to this confluence point. So in terms of explaining what and where, there is not much more to say. Except that this is point number one for the day. The bigger prize is to be able to do three in one day. Self-imposed rules for the day are that once we start at CP1 as we have called it, the rest needs to be off road. Deviations are allowed to back-track for petrol. Bedouin tracks and such like 'wild-tracks' are allowed.

The great thing about getting to this point is that we have found some very nice dunes to be visited once the heat turns south and tries to stay below 40°C. Today though is still a mild 35°C.

Time: 08:05 a.m.

Continued at 26N 48E.


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#1: North is that way
#2: East is that way
#3: The Southern Hemisphere is down there
#4: West is somewhere over there
#5: GPS view
#6: The attraction of the day
#7: X marks the spot
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