Good evening everyone,
Many thanks for all informations about the hafirs! This all sounds quite bad and I hope, Karl II
is already far away from this waterhole. He only can get sick there.
Anne7 wrote: ↑
October 26th, 2020, 6:07 pm
I made some pictures of that place on a different map.
It looks really impressive.
On this map it looks like a big pit in the landscape, with steep embankments.
A stork would certainly not enter such a hole if there is no shallow bank. This one looks pretty horrible, - very unhealthy.
I took pictures from GE, they are probably newer, from April 2019 and March 2020, where the bank is much flatter. Anyway, I don't think Karl II stopped there, - just a feeling.
Picture from April 2019.
The northern edge of the hafir. Viewing height is 1,1 km. The dark points you see are most likely bushes (at least it looks like that when I zoom in more).
The picture was taken in March 2020, so it is brand new. However, spring and summer are gone and it will certainly look different now, drier.
The settlement Anne has found. Anne, you must have eagle eyes! :)
This settlement looks depressing. The people who live there, are certainly very, very poor and one asks oneself what they live on.
Once I saw a TV documentary about people in Sudan who lived in a small desert settlement. Because there were no greens for the goats, the people tore cardboard boxes into small pieces and gave these pieces to the goats to eat. Really, the goats ate the cardboard. The poor animals were of course all sick and terribly undernourished from this "food".
This awful story touched me deeply.
The area here looks like the settlement in the documentation. What should goats eat here? There is nothing. Or could the bushes still have green leaves in autumn? Surely not.
Also large birds like storks will hardly find anything to eat here. Rather, they are in danger of being killed and eaten by the inhabitants of the settlement.
Sova, Anne, I fully agree. The world is not fair.
Sorry, if this is a bit OT.