As far as any of your current admins know, this turned out to be the toughest quiz ever. If anybody remembers another one that got no answers until the hint, please let us know in a comment. The hint, as some of you doubtless realized, was full of qualifiers and made some assumptions that might not have occurred to everybody, or even be right. We had Beau Geste in mind from the get-go, but Fort Zinderneuf turned out to be problematic. A web page (Where is Fort Zinderneuf ) suggested “far north of Zinder” Zinder being in present day Niger. There is not a lot to go on in that part of of Niger, so we decided that Agadez was “far north” and did the measurement, and compass bearing from there. Long story, we know.
Anyway, here are some pics of the place:
French soldiers overlooking the lake:
Looking north along the lakeshore
The gas station at Ounianga Kebir:
Chadian soldiers, goofing off, Lake Yoa in the background