Wooster Geologists in Egypt! (Briefly, and just a few inches over the border)

June 10th, 2010


Near HAR ARIF, SINAI PENINSULA, EGYPT — An unscheduled visit, it was.  This morning we needed to park our rental car at a border post so that we could all jam into a 4-wheel drive vehicle from the Geological Survey to travel some rough roads.  Approaching the base, our Israeli colleague noticed that someone had left the gate open to the border road which runs north.  We dashed through it so that we could look down into Sinai.  We drove until we found a hole in the border fence, leaped out and took photographs of the spectacular Wadi Arish below us, and then quickly drove back through the gate before anyone noticed.  No one did!

Wadi Arish. Good morning, Egypt!

4 Responses to “Wooster Geologists in Egypt! (Briefly, and just a few inches over the border)”

  1. […] This makes me long for hot desert days. […]

  2. GeoSelimon 12 Aug 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Egyptian geologist notice you here :)

  3. Mark Wilsonon 13 Aug 2011 at 8:00 am

    I’m laughing, Abdelrhman! And now we notice you and your very good blog. Sinai is beautiful. I had a more extended visit earlier and enjoyed it. Someday I hope to return. Good luck with your developing geological career.

  4. GeoSelimon 13 Aug 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Thank you Mark! You’re welcome in Egypt.

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