Saturday 12th March
After breakfast we drove deeper into the
desert in search of a Bedouin camp. After an hour of driving and bashing through
the dunes and getting stuck in the sand a few times we come across a small
extreme temperatures in the desert means that it is mostly uninhabited apart
from the local bedu who make a living herding camels.
As we approach the camp we got
stuck in the sand, again.
The lead car made it but we
were firmly stuck.
Reinforcements came from the
Bedouin camp, with a push and a pull we were free. The boys then helped to push
their truck which also got stuck in the sand.
We were invited into their tent
and offered some fresh camel's milk, which was cool and creamy.
Camels can go up to 15 days
without drinking and soak up water like a sponge when thirsty, guzzling up to
100 litres in 10 minutes. They can also travel 160 kilometres with out a
On the edge of the desert are
small developments with pens for camels...........An oasis in the
A mirage...did the camels think
it was water!
The long drive