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China : Nèi Měnggǔ Zìzhìqū (Inner Mongolia)

11.6 km (7.2 miles) W of Da Xatar, Nèi Měnggǔ, China
Approx. altitude: 1027 m (3369 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 41°S 71°W

Accuracy: 1 m (3 ft)
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#2: 从汇交点向东、北、南、西方向看到的景观 / East view,  North view, South view, West view. #3: 老李在田边的空房子里补胎 / Old Li repairing his bicycle tire in an empty shed by the field #4: 路过瓜地,瓜农送西瓜给我们吃 / Passing through the melon field and we were treated to a watermelon #5: 乌梁素海边的牧羊人 / The sheep herder near the confleunce point #6: GPS 显示 / GPS Display

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  41°N 109°E (visit #1) (incomplete) 

#1: N41 E109 汇交点 / Confluence Point

(visited by Wang Jun, Li Hong Wen, Yu Feng and Lao Ma)

English Narrative

07-Aug-2006 -- 在昨天上午顺利地成功探寻了N 41°E 110°点后,骑行到大奈太,这个镇子是一个几条线路的汇交点,位于乌梁素海北端,这个汇交点就在乌梁素海东岸,在大奈太探测到该点在西南方向大约七英里

早上七点多没吃早饭就出发了,因为这里的早餐店至少要八点多才营业。沿着路向西南方向骑行了大约四公里,我们即过早地沿着一条土路下道向正西直插过去,两边全是庄稼地和草地,向西走了两三公里,我即发现车胎没气了,补上后没走一百米,感觉车带又瘪了。接下来其他人的车胎也接二连三地被扎,通过补胎才发现是路边的蒺藜刺扎的,此后尽管我们尽量靠路中央走,但还是接二连三地被扎带,扎了补,补了扎,从下道后向西走了不到十几公里用了我们一上午的时间,我们几人先后被扎了十余次带。

好在路上有水渠可以方便我们仔细地检查车胎哪里漏气,还有瓜农送我们西瓜吃,以及乌梁素海沿岸的美丽风光,这些都大大地疏缓了我们的烦躁心情。下午近三点我们终于接近了N41 E109这个汇交点。这是一片刚割过的麦田,留下的麦茬被农民用火烧去了,所以地上是黑黑的一片。我们随即拍照后离去

English Narrative

07-Aug-2006 -- After the successful hunt of N 41°E 110° yesterday morning, we cycled to Danaitai which was the hub of several routes and was located at the north of Wuliangsu River. This confluence point laid east bank of Wuliangsu River and 7 miles southwest of Danaitai according to the GPS.

We set out at about 7a.m. without having breakfast since the restaurant here would open 8 a.m. at the earliest. About 4 kilometers biking along the road heading southwest, we got on a dusty road and went toward the very west with crops and grassland on both sides. As soon as 2-3kilometers cycling I had a flat tire and stop to mend the puncture. The tire got flat again after another 100 meters journey. Others fell into the same situation one after another. It turned out that the prick of a plant known as "tibullus terrestris" on the road was responsible for that. Although afterwards we tried to make our way in the center of the road, we spent almost the whole morning to finish the ten km or so heading west with our tires pricked and mended and pricked and mended repeatedly. Our team was plagued by it over ten times.

Luckily there was canal along the way for us to check the leaking. All that soothed our mood that the farmer gave us watermelons and the beautiful sights of the Wuliangsu River amused us. We finally approached the confluence point N41 E109 at about 3p.m. That was a black newly-reaped cornfield with the stubble burned off by the farmers. We took pictures and left.

Coordinator's Note: This visit is classified incomplete because it does not meet the photo requirements of the project.


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#1: N41 E109 汇交点 / Confluence Point
#2: 从汇交点向东、北、南、西方向看到的景观 / East view, North view, South view, West view.
#3: 老李在田边的空房子里补胎 / Old Li repairing his bicycle tire in an empty shed by the field
#4: 路过瓜地,瓜农送西瓜给我们吃 / Passing through the melon field and we were treated to a watermelon
#5: 乌梁素海边的牧羊人 / The sheep herder near the confleunce point
#6: GPS 显示 / GPS Display
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