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Egypt : al-Wādiy al-Jadīd

293.9 km (182.5 miles) SSW of Mūt, al-Wādiy al-Jadīd, Egypt
Approx. altitude: 310 m (1017 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 23°S 152°W

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

#2: View east frrom site #3: View south from the site #4: View west from site #5: A bank of GPS devices on the Confluence #6: The support team on site #7: Yours truly after photographing the support team #8: Remains of a migrant stork found less than 5 mins after leaving SW for 2.1 km from the Confluence

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  23°N 28°E  

#1: View north from the site

(visited by Stanley Howe, David Merrie, Sue Edwards, Alan Edwards and Cheidy Mamun)

09-Nov-2006 -- Having successfully bagged 24N 29E on 8 Nov 2006, we camped by dunes near Bi'r Ṣaḥrā' for the night. Entering into the spirit of degree confluence hunting (hitherto a totally alien concept to him!), our cheerful guide, completely off his own bat, led us off next morning by way of this site using his GPS to guide the driver. Once more the area was found to be almost featureless and of easy access. Having arrived on site by 10:00 hours, we had done all the necessary by 10:15 and were off on our way to our remotest destination at al-`Uwaynāt.

Fig #6 shows Cheidy Ma'mūn and David Merrie peering at the bank of GPS machines being used. Two agreed exactly, mine erred slightly - due as I found to having failed to change the Datum from UK to WGS 84 (silly boy remorseful at Fig #7).

Birds were not a highlight of our tour thus far, but some migrating White Storks are known to pass through the area. Within a few minutes of leaving the Confluence this fact was confirmed when we found the corpse of one partly covered by wind-blown sand. Fig #8 was taken at 22°59'07"N 27°59'13"E (Datum reset).


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#1: View north from the site
#2: View east frrom site
#3: View south from the site
#4: View west from site
#5: A bank of GPS devices on the Confluence
#6: The support team on site
#7: Yours truly after photographing the support team
#8: Remains of a migrant stork found less than 5 mins after leaving SW for 2.1 km from the Confluence
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