Mark Wilson 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!