Captain's Desert Camp
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...and I'm pleased to say there was no internet access... phone access, yes...i can't get bars in my bedroom at home but in the desert, 350km from the nearest city, yet our camel herder kept getting incoming calls we had a perfect day yesterday... we went snorkeling in the Red Sea at Aqaba after breakfast - there was coral and colourful fishes! but with Israel on the other side of the river i didn't venture too far out then after a long ...
... brought with him.The night was lit by a near full moon that was so bright it lead a couple of the group to ask who turned the lights off when it went behind the clouds.
After plenty of chatter and a lot of laughter it was time for bed and although the idea of sleeping under the stars sounded romantic, once your eyes are closed you don't know where you are anyway so the option of a comfortable bed in our tent was utilised.
Early start we rose to ...
... to the top of rock formations and take in the shimmering views. A brief visit to a Bedouin tent for tea and traditional music, and finally we pick a spot to watch the sun set as our shadows grow long and the air cools.
We stay the night in a tented camp, just a square formation of sturdy tents around a campfire with a small bathroom structure tucked behind, all sheltered by large rock "hills" on two sides and a dune on another. I learned that the tents are ...
... from Hamburg who arrived that day. She was a Yoga and Soccer teacher (I know, weird combination) who was looking for a way to avoid normal life and make a living out of traveling. Hmmm, sounds like a not too bad idea ;). After a gorgeous sunset from a backbench of a truck (that somebody put on top of a sandstone mountain :) ) and a night walk under thousands of stars I went happily to ...
... the show and trying to flog a longer trip. An hour and a half is sufficient in a clapped out jeep thank you very much. An "18 year old" (so he says) drives us through the clapped out village of Rum. Not much to yo ho ho and a bottle of to cheer about though.
Short drive to Lawrence's Spring. The boy tells us we can climb up the rocks to it. Doesn't look far as there is no sense of scale until two specks of human are seen halfway, clambering up. That looks hard work in this ...