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... later on in the week.
We drove for about 2 ½ hours until we came to Petra. However, along the way we saw our first camels roaming around on the arid dessert floor. They were not very big, on the skinny side. We saw many herds of sheep, some donkeys.
The sun was out and the sky was blue, but the temps were not yet hot. It was predicted it would hit 100 degrees. Petra, Jordan, is home of the Treasury which is ...
... can experience the freedom of being stark naked and showering outdoors. It really was quite liberating :)
After brekky and packing up we headed out of the desert, through Rum Village again and back onto the main road set for Aqaba. I have never spent time in the desert before and I actually really enjoyed it in the end.
It was baking outside, we hit 38 degrees!! We checked out a few campsites on the beach but the wind was blowing a ...
... exported. Jordan is also known for having lots of camels, which do seem to roam freely, but they are all owned. They can be quite expensive—up to $300,000 for some racing ones. Camels can go one month without water; they get mostly what they need from the acacia trees, which are all around the desert. They have very thick lips for eating the acacia trees. They have two sets of eyelashes to protect them from the ...
... dive, Roger tells me they’re called Dragon Moths. They always live in pairs and the smaller one always follows the larger one. Roger also tells me that all the orange scale-fin antheas are female, and the single purple individual is the male. If the male is removed from the school, one of the females will turn into a male within the hour.
Back on shore, we run into Mizuki – the Japanese divemaster working for Obada – taking another ...
... experience. I’m never sure how to answer this – whilst I admit that what I have found is not what I was expecting, this is more to do with my lack of well-formed expectation before coming than a failing on the camp’s part. Others seem to have been under the impression that it will just be them and a ‘Bedouin family’. I was obliged last night to explain to one couple that, the Bedouin being a ...