We left camp at 9.30am this morning on Caspar’s 22nd
birthday! I elected to drive the first half of the day and was rewarded
with the greatest challenge of the desert trek to date.
Some of the dunes we travelled down were almost perpendicular!
The guide led us up one dune where we were lucky enough to experience making
our cars go sideways at great speed in the sand, being careful not to fall off
the edge of the dune, and then very quickly we had to straighten up,
maintaining our speed so we could get up a very steep hill without rolling the
car...... it was absolutely FANTASTIC fun! Lots of people got stuck and two
nearly rolled their cars! It was very exciting stuff! We also drove over
quite a few Jackals!!!!
After lunch, Paul took over the driving...........for a
while....... and then I somehow ended up behind the wheel again! The
dunes were beautiful and the drive for the three of us was just amazing!
Douglas took to the wheel in Francois’ car and off we all went in search
of the sea.
This we found, and gazed in amazement at the dunes
falling off into the sea. It was breath taking scenery. Some of us
braved the coldness of the sea with our toes and such, and then combed the
beach looking for shells. We finally all settled down around the campfire
having watched the sun go down and as we retired, we quietly reflected on the
wonderful adventures of the day.