Saturday, 19 July 2014

Desert Dunes

This is the view North East from the Al Ain to Dubai motorway.  Much of the desert between the two towns is flat and unremarkable, but in the last 20 miles there are some big dunes, favoured by off roaders.  At the right time of day and the right time of year there are dozens of 4 x 4s charging around the dunes, and families camping out.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Muscat to Dubai Revisited

I took a car last week from Dubai down to Muscat, via Al Ain, Nizwa, Ibri, Al Hamra, Jebel Shams and Somail, retracing the route of my 400 mile solo walk for Stu Kyffin back in March.  At the time it seemed like a long plod, which it was, but driving it reminded me of the distance.  I remembered most of the landmarks along the way, but much of it also was completely new.  I guess I spent a long time, particularly in the last week, just with my head down and making slow but steady progress.  Not sure I will be doing anything similar again in a rush, although.....