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2.3 km (1.4 miles) NNW of Devletliağaç, Kırklareli, Turkey
Approx. altitude: 350 m (1148 ft)
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Antipode: 42°S 153°W

Accuracy: 2 m (6 ft)
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#2: East #3: South #4: West #5: GPS #6: At the CP #7: Beautiful oak tree close to 42N 27E #8: Driving over heavy terrain #9: Longoz forest #10: Awesome Longoz woods #11: Border village #12: Lake Mert, İğneada

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  42°N 27°E (visit #3)  

#1: North

(visited by Tolga Kanık and Derya Duman)

English version

Türkçe

28-kas-2009 -- Hazır yolumuzun üzerindeyken bakir longoz ormanlarıyla meşhur İğneada'yı ziyaret etmeye karar veriyoruz. Pınarhisar'dan İğneadaya Yıldız dağlarını aşarak uzanan yol muhteşem manzaralar sunuyor. Kumsalında güneşlenen inekler, sandalların üzerinde hoplayıp zıplayan afacan çocuklarıyla şirin bir belde İğneada. Upuzun bir plaja sahip (20 km). Longoz ormanları muhteşem. Ormanların arasında onlarca irili ufaklı göl var. Bunların arasında denizle yarı bağlantılı bir ekosistem olan Mert Gölü el değmemiş doğasıyla vahşi bir güzelliğe sahip.

Zamanın nasıl geçtiğini anlayamamışız! Hava kararınca Kırklareli'ne ulaştık. Şehri dolaştıktan sonra noktamıza yönlenerek, Kofçaz üzerinden Devletliağaç köyü yakınlarına geldik ve geceledik.

Sabah köyü geçerek kuzeye Malkoçlar köyü istikametine giden rotayı takip ettik. Buradan bulduğumuz bir tarla yoluyla kesişime 350 metre yaklaşmayı başardık. Hızla geri dönerek 41N 27E noktasına yöneldik.

English

28-Nov-2009 -- The story started at 41N 32E.

We both had so much wanted to visit the famous Longoz (eg. deep spot, the term used for any woodlands growing around swamplands or river-fed ponds next-the-sea) woods of İğneada. Even the drive there was one of the most fantastic journeys of our lives which spun from Pınarhisar over the Yıldız Mountains.

İğneada Longoz national park is a massive intact woodland located in the nort-western tip of Turkey. It is actually the largest longoz forest of Europe. The wild life here is amazing! 544 species of flora overwhelmed by dense beech, horn beem and oak trees, 219 bird kinds, 28000 fish breed, 46 different kinds of animals including 17 reptiles. There are dozens of various sized lakes within the vast woodlands. İğneada is a blissful town on the Black Sea cost with one of the longest beaches of Turkey (20 km) surrounded by Longoz forests.

We didn't realize spending so much time in there. It got dark already. Then, we decided to visit the town center of Kırklareli. After roaming around a bit, we kept driving towards our CP via Kofçaz.

In the morning, we drove past Devletliağaç village and went onto Malkoçlar. Having managed to locate a dirt road reaching as near as 350 meters, we left the car behind and walked to the CP. After a quick return, we hastily headed down south to our next target, 41N 27E.

  • Odometre / Trip Odometer: 1015 km
  • Noktaya Yürünen Mesafe / Distance Walked to CP: 362 m
  • Sıcaklık / Temperature: 9.9 ºC
  • İrtifa Başlangıç / Initial Altitude: 320 m
  • İrtifa Nokta / Altitude at CP: 360 m
  • Çıkış / Start : 08:52
  • Varış / Arrive: 09:00
  • Dönüş / Return: 09:15


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#1: North
#2: East
#3: South
#4: West
#5: GPS
#6: At the CP
#7: Beautiful oak tree close to 42N 27E
#8: Driving over heavy terrain
#9: Longoz forest
#10: Awesome Longoz woods
#11: Border village
#12: Lake Mert, İğneada
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