We went camping on the weekend. I must say it is not really my cup of tea, but Hubby loves it when I come along, so….
We drove three hours on the highway to the part of the desert the group wanted to explore. We had five cars, so we traveled in a small convoy.
As we headed west, the weather got worse. At one stage we could hardly see the car in front of us:
The rain came down pretty heavily:
But it did nicely wash all the dust away 🙂
The rain had stopped by the time we got to the edge of the dunes. We stopped so that the men could take pressure out of the tires:
They let the air out so that it is easier to drive in the sand dunes, and less likely to get stuck.
There was a digger nearby:
They use this to clear the roads because the sand is constantly trying to cover the highway….
Once the tires were down, off we went following the leader:
It is very hard to tell distances in photos, and how steep the dunes really are… but believe me, when you tip off the edge of the dune all you can see is the side of the dune until you even out down the bottom.
The next four hours was just driving…. with a little bit of excitement along the way:
Doesn’t matter how much pressure has been let out the tires, someone always gets stuck and needs help being pulled out… Some worse than others:
Again, you can’t see how steep the dune is… if he had kept trying to drive out, he would have rolled his car. I told him not to until I took a picture… 🙂 After lots of debate on how to rescue him (we decided not to leave him there), they winched him out…
In between all the dunes and getting stuck we saw some very wooly/hairy sheep:
And, would you believe it, some pinwheels….
Amazing, isn’t it?!
We made camp fairly late and I forgot to take pics of our setup. You can imagine it though. Tents and cars perched on top of a sand dune in the middle of nowhere. ‘Nuf said.
I spent my time at the campsite doing some embroidery and putting buttons on the pinwheels above… It was lovely and quiet… and I enjoyed chatting and stitching while DH cooked chops on the BBQ 🙂
On the way home, on the highway , we had to slow down for some camels…
Hitting one of them would be worse than a kangaroo….
We got home safe and sound and today I have washing and cleaning to do.. and play with those pinwheels a bit more… Hope you’ve all had a great weekend too!
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