Day two of our trip was mostly driving again. We saw lots of these signs:
Notice the fence on the side? Back home the kangaroos would hop right over it, but it seems that camels don’t like climbing over anything so it mostly keeps them off the highway.
I also saw some street lights with pretty decorations that made me think applique:
Once quilter, always a quilter 🙂
Our second night of camping was also in a rocky area, and we had to go quite a way off the highway to find something suitable:
But we had another quiet night with a campfire and no visiting wildlife…. 🙂
On day three things started to get interesting. We had mostly been on highways up till then, which by the way, are very well built. Even the side roads are quite good, although sometimes you need to slow down for the local traffic:
The poor camels were scared away by the big bad truck which tooted its horn loudly to get them off the road. Not pleasant for the camels or the tourists trying to get photos:
It never ceases to amaze me what these animals find to eat out there:
After these minor interruptions, we finally made it to the first of our stops on the Hejaz railway, an old Turkish fort and barracks that housed the soldiers:
There were fences around the buildings with these signs posted:
But we could still put our cameras through and take photos:
You can see where the old railway used to run there on the left where dh & the kids are standing:
Most of the steel and wood from the railway is all gone now, and you can often see bits of them in the fences of nearby farms.
Here is a peak into the old fort:
After stretching our legs and taking lots of photos we kept on heading down by the railway….. and that is the end of today’s flashback… come back next time to read the tale of train stations, police escorts, and why one should not tarry….
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