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Libya : al-Wāhāt

44.0 km (27.3 miles) E of Jālū, al-Wāhāt, Libya
Approx. altitude: 52 m (170 ft)
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Antipode: 29°S 158°W

Accuracy: 40.0 km (24.9 mi)
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#2: Portrait of a friendly camel

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  29°N 22°E (visit #1) (incomplete) 

#1: Stopped - 40 km to go.

(visited by Peter Tiedt, John Addison and Nasser Edeeb)

31-May-2004 -- This is a continuation of the Libyan confluence visiting that took place during a 3-day visit to Libya to research observation positions for the Total Solar Eclipse of 29 March 2006.

After leaving 28N 21E we headed back to our camp on the centreline-to-be and collected the balance of the party, then headed back to the Jālū Oasis road, and then northwards to Jālū. The plan once at Jālū was to locate the Jālū airstrip (airstrip perimeter fence is at 29°13.36'N 21°36.76'E, and then head for 29N 22E. However, this was not to be as the extreme heat of the midday sun, the difficult terrain (very soft sand) and the shortage of time made the reaching of this point, and a return to Banġāziy before dark somewhat impossible.

Accordingly, this Confluence was abandoned with some 40 km still to travel, and will have to be left for Nasser to visit during his life as a tour guide - or another confluencer. The highlight of this confluence attempt was an encounter with a friendly camel near the roadside. This resulted in a portrait session for the camel.

The Libyan adventure continues at 32N 20E.


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#1: Stopped - 40 km to go.
#2: Portrait of a friendly camel
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