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

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!

About Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson is a Professor of Geology at The College of Wooster. He specializes in invertebrate paleontology, carbonate sedimentology, and stratigraphy. He also is an expert on pseudoscience, especially creationism.
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4 Responses to Wooster Geologists in Egypt! (Briefly, and just a few inches over the border)

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  2. GeoSelim says:

    Egyptian geologist notice you here 🙂

  3. Mark Wilson says:

    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. GeoSelim says:

    Thank you Mark! You’re welcome in Egypt.

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