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United Arab Emir.

2.6 km (1.6 miles) WNW of Sa`ba, Ra's al-Khayma, U. A. E.
Approx. altitude: 294 m (964 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 25°S 124°W

Accuracy: 10 m (32 ft)
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#2: View North #3: View East #4: View South #5: View West #6: GPS registration #7: The border fence, about 400 m from the confluence point #8: On the way to the CP #9: Crumbling rocks #10: Dried out "salt lake", not very salty, though

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  25°N 56°E (visit #9)  

#1: Confluence point

(visited by John Dag Hutchison and Aase Tveitan Hutchison)

14-Jan-2013 -- Continued from 24N 57E.

Just after having crossed the border back to Dubayy, we found a very good road to the right which took us almost all the way to the confluence point. Now and then we saw the barbed wire fence separating UAE and Oman to the right. We arrived at the dam mentioned by earlier visitors (it still contained some water) and entered into a terrain more suitable for 4x4s. Our Nissan Sunny made it to about 400 m from the confluence point.

With the hand held Garmin I headed up a small steep hill consisting mainly of brown, rough, and crumbling rocks. It was difficult to walk up, but even more difficult walking down on the other side to where I followed a small gorge or valley, passed the remains of a tiny "salt lake", around a bend and there was a cairn on the hillside in front of me. Up by the confluence point there were strong gusts of wind which made it difficult to stand still on the lose gravel on the slope and take good photos. The sky was cloudy and temperature around 18 °C.

Going down the slope I met my wife who had used her head and not a GPS. She had walked around the rocky hill.


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#1: Confluence point
#2: View North
#3: View East
#4: View South
#5: View West
#6: GPS registration
#7: The border fence, about 400 m from the confluence point
#8: On the way to the CP
#9: Crumbling rocks
#10: Dried out "salt lake", not very salty, though
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