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Saudi Arabia : al-Šarqiyya

27.9 km (17.3 miles) S of Yabrīn, al-Šarqiyya, Saudi Arabia
Approx. altitude: 202 m (662 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 23°S 131°W

Accuracy: 10 m (32 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: The view to the East of confluence point 23N 49E. #3: The view to the South of confluence point 23N 49E #4: The view to the West of confluence point 23N 49E. #5: The GPS proof that we've been there. #6: Steve, Lise and Marc right on the spot! #7: Guy, happy with his first desert trip! #8: Steve, smiling in front of his Hyunday Galloper. #9: Lise, showing proudly the Québec flag!

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  23°N 49°E  

#1: The view to the North of confluence point 23N 49E.

(visited by Marc Lamontagne, Lise Roussel, Stephen Franks and Guy Boulanger)

English Version

French Version

24-Oct-2002 -- Sur la route, après avoir quitté le point de confluence 24N 49E, nous ne parvenons pas à trouver les fameux forts arabes. De plus nous avons dépassé par inadvertance la dernière station d’essence et nous devons revenir sur nos pas. Nous perdons plus d’une heure avec ce détour. Finalement nous entrons enfin dans le «Quart Vide», le Rub` al-Khāliy. Le plus grand désert de sable au monde.

Nous atteignons le point 23N 49E sans trop de difficulté et nous nous y arrêtons quelques minutes vers 10h50 en ce beau jeudi matin ensoleillé... évidemment! Une fois encore la ronde de caméras photo et vidéo commence, et nous sommes tous fier de poser pour la postérité.

Heureux d’être les premiers visiteurs sur ce point assez facile à atteindre nous nous dirigeons alors vers notre prochaine destination, le point 23N 48E.

English Version

24-Oct-2002 -- On our way from the 24N 49E confluence point, we never found the old forts and missed the last petrol station, so we had to waste one hour coming back to the previous village and fill up the cars before to enter the Rub` al-Khāliy desert, the Empty Quarter. It's the largest sand desert in the world.

Reaching 23N 49E was not too difficult and we stopped there at 10:50 am, on this nice and obviously sunny morning! Again the usual pictures and video shooting to show we were really there and proud too of it.

We were glad to be the first visitors on this quite easy-to-reach confluence point and after a last look around, we took off again but this time aiming due west towards 23N 48E.


 All pictures
#1: The view to the North of confluence point 23N 49E.
#2: The view to the East of confluence point 23N 49E.
#3: The view to the South of confluence point 23N 49E
#4: The view to the West of confluence point 23N 49E.
#5: The GPS proof that we've been there.
#6: Steve, Lise and Marc right on the spot!
#7: Guy, happy with his first desert trip!
#8: Steve, smiling in front of his Hyunday Galloper.
#9: Lise, showing proudly the Québec flag!
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