Rutger's burning bush
Trip Start Jan 03, 2006
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Moreover, I had brought a small bush myself up there with the intention of creating Rutger's Burning Bush at the top. The wind was blowing like crazy, so right as the sun went under I tried lighting it. I had only four matches... it was a fierce battle, but the bush didn't catch fire! Sulky-lipped I stared at Rene and Steve, whom both didn't have a lighter. So I ran up and from the handful of people up there one had a lighter! I hopped back down like a Capricorn (which was actually the first time I ever felt like my star-sign) and tried lighting the bush. After a little help of Steve it finally did! I ran back to the camera, which was set-up on my tripod. Turned it on and ... ALMOST TOO LATE! The bush basically did one huge ass flame and then dying after 3 seconds in the strong wind... but! I at least have one picture of the burning bush on mount Sinai with the sun setting! And hot damn it was worth it!
This little project actually took a little too much time, cause we had to go back down in the dark... we took the stairs which one monk had built a long time ago out of repentance. A little bit dangerous but thank god Rene and Steve had brought flashlights. Back home we were so tired that we fell in a deep long sleep after a cold beer and a big portion of Egyptian Koshary :)
St Katherine's Monastery:
Climbing Mount Sinai:
The Burning Bush before the Sun went down:
The Burning Bush on Mount Sinai! :D