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Old 8th Dec 2019, 17:43
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Ah - it's Wurrumiyanga on Bathhurst Island N of Darwin

Timor? there's a dump - 400 years of Portuguese non-benign neglect followed by 40 years of Indonesia oppression...................


I got there once a about the 3rd time of asking - and regretted it..............

PS I am of course referring to Timor Leste which is actually a very attractive place but not good. I tried to get to Kupang a couple of times in Suharto's time but the flights were always "cancelled", "fully booked" or "very very expensive" - i presume it's an earthly paradise

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Old 8th Dec 2019, 17:58
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There had been enough time for an Antipodean answer ce matin, so, yes, that's it. I operated a couple of years later out of Banjul, a former Bathurst; this trip was Isle of Wight to Tahiti. A nephew did his humanitarian bit in Timor, and a military organisation used machines there which formerly I had graced.

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Old 8th Dec 2019, 18:01
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Here's another warm spot

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Old 8th Dec 2019, 18:46
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Look-a-like of Mount Rushmore

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Old 8th Dec 2019, 19:18
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Originally Posted by Asturias56 View Post
Here's another warm spot

Kingman AZ?
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Old 8th Dec 2019, 19:52
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I’ll go for the other hemisphere - Yemen or Oman?
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Old 9th Dec 2019, 04:31
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Originally Posted by India Four Two View Post
Iíll go for the other hemisphere - Yemen or Oman?
I42 is correct

Here's another couple



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Old 9th Dec 2019, 13:00
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Not sure if this is the proper name - YLNG airstrip?
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Old 9th Dec 2019, 14:52
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Not YLNG Balhaf - but right country.............

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Old 9th Dec 2019, 15:37
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Unable to make out a field from the photographs, but on the coast towards Oman is Riyan, as in RSM. I believe it may be active.
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Old 9th Dec 2019, 16:44
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Riyan has an airport just to the east of the village/town but it's not there - you are too far north

It's had a number of rulers from all over the shop TBH but these days it is a pretty undeveloped spot.
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Old 9th Dec 2019, 16:55
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Flying in to the airport has been problematic recently due to RSAF/UAE military activity but I believe it's possible maybe once a week from outside of Yemen.
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Old 9th Dec 2019, 17:53
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My only thought now might be Socotra?
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Old 9th Dec 2019, 18:14
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Unless Taiz.
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Old 9th Dec 2019, 18:56
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Geology looks wrong for Taiz and it's a long way from the sea. JENKINS may be on to something with Socotra.
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Old 9th Dec 2019, 20:21
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Originally Posted by Asturias56 View Post
Not YLNG Balhaf - but right country.............

Asturias often posts a photo from the google maps site.....


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Old 9th Dec 2019, 20:28
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Maybe Djibouti?
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Old 9th Dec 2019, 22:15
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Bedtime now, and out most of tomorrow, GMT of course, so OH from me if correct on that obscure island. On the matter of obscurity, ages ago I put up the even more obscure Kuria Muria Island, and, of course, it was identified.
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Old 10th Dec 2019, 08:13
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Jenkins has it - Socotra it is - I think there's a weekly flight with yemenia from Cairo - or a cement boat from Oman - as the only way in these days but the locals seem to be happy to be left in peace

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Old 10th Dec 2019, 09:18
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Here's an older aerodrome:
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