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Proper dune bashing adventure to the campsite, with only about 4 getting stuck instances!
Really nice area to camp and got there just in time for sunset, weather perfect now.
Great food and great company, including the random camel guy in the morning and potentially the owner of some of the strange footprints depending on who/what they belonged to, and excluding the scorpion under my ...
... minutes before we arrived. After the toilet stop we drove through Sharjah and out into the desert spotting the occasional camel. The next stop was at the Friday Market which was about a kilometre of stalls along each side the road selling fruit, vegetables and carpets. The market was just as the desert ended and the Hajar mountains just near the town of Masafi which we then drove through on the way to Dibba which is on the border with Oman. We ...
... 26 Ks of up and down, does it go this
way or that?, it can't be that way, oh feck! And fun, fun, fun.
I am reading Jan Morris's book Sultan in Oman which has some interesting historical
references. It is easy to see why the tribes in the interior carried
on being independent until mid twentieth century. Accessible only by
track where journeys were measured in time not distance. Isolated
gorges and valleys ...
... for a while to watch the others go across (I hadn't ever driven through the water before). Also an Omani confirmed it was safe even after the rain and I went though the little creek (maybe 20 m wide) and got out on the other side. It was pretty cool and I had another couple of these wadis ahead of me before getting to proper solid ground again.
Now off to find a spot and I thought up the hill was going to be good, so I followed the curvy dirt ...
... friends are always fun. The first time we went there became unexpectedly enjoyable. I just tried calling a friend to know the name of the hotel they visited before as we just planned to have food by the beach since we only planned to have Iftar (for Muslims, Iftar is the breaking of fast after the sun sets) and go home later that night. Instead, when I called they told me that that they are also on their way to Fujeirah, halfway that was. We all ...