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November 2, Wahiba sands, Back home via Hatta pools
Time to get back home, but not without visiting the beautiful red sand dunes of Wahiba area… in fact, their color is called « strawberry red »… very different from the dunes of Namibia. Here, it would appear that only the top layer is red, underneath the golden sand…gorgeous with its rippled effects. Lance wants to drive deeper into the desert…but will ...
... have been a pretty sight... argh...I have a blue spot again, but not as bad as what had happened in Venezuela. So, the lecture went... telling Fabyan how careful one needs to be, why I insisted on him wearing shoes as compared to flip flops, this and that... he could have answered: who is the agile one here? Who is in shape? Who has strong legs? Who has actually fallen? Poor kid, every time, I get in the same grind and there goes a ...
Woke up with the sun rise at the small hill, it was a good piece of
sleep this night. Quickly we drove off up to the mountains for some gravel driving,
yeaaahh!! Anna didn’t know at this point
what was ahead. Up in the mountains of Jebel Shams heading for Jebel Shams
Canyon. On our way we stopped to have breakfast/lunch at a place high up in the
mountains. Anna started to feed the goats with fresh grass while I was lying on
8:30am pick up, drove about 20 minutes to the camel market. Present day would of looked the same 10, 50, 100 years ago except for the modern cars. I initially felt so out of place, first being female, then being a tourist but was made very welcome by all. True gentlemen and true Bedouin men. They seemed to have come from all walks of life. We meet men from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Emerites, Sudan, Oman ... We spend some time watching the camel auction ...
Hamish again kindly drove Jenine, Joshua and myself to our destination of Al Ain. With some handwritten notes from Trudy's verbal telephone instructions we found our way pretty close to her home. First time in UAE we nearly have about 3 car accidents due to the erratic drivers of the local people. When we finally meet, big hugs all around jumped in car to the Green Mabazzarah, the ...