Sandy Shenanigans

November 9, 2014

Bored out of my tree this morning… and feeling a little sick (bad cold) and sorry for myself… weekends are the one time I’d really love to call home and get in touch with everyone… but during the day while I’m wide awake… they’re all sound asleep! Ugh… that time difference.

Anyways… somehow one of my friends must have known I needed a little pick me up and called unexpectedly to see if I wanted to go quadbiking out in the Red Sands. I was thrilled! Haven’t been out to the sandy desert yet!! So she picked me up along with a friend and we headed out to the Red Sand dunes! It was a beautifully sunny day… A relatively “cool” 30 degrees… perfect weather to be out in the sunshine…

It was about a 40minute drive out the city… out of the smog and into the beautiful fresh air!

We hired a couple quads to go zipping around in the dunes…

The sand dunes are absolutely gorgeous! The beautiful, rich red color… the blue skies… the vast sweeping desert… so wild and desolate and dry… but so gorgeous!!

Driving the quad bikes was absolutely amazing! I havent driven anything in 3 months, so it was fun to finally be behind the “wheel” and tearing up and down the dunes in any direction I wanted to go. Maybe odd…. but the movement of going up and down the dunes and the feel of the sand beneath me reminded me a lot of the mountains and snowboarding or snowmobiling… the way you climb a hill sideways and crest it at an angle rather than going straight up and over as you don’t know what is on the other side… my dad taught me that about sledding and snowboarding… Those lessons served me well while quad biking in Saudi 🙂


Even did a small bit of hiking and climbed to the top of a dune… got hips of fine little red granules in my shoes… but mafi mushkela… it was worth it…

imageIt was just absolutely beyond gorgeous out in the desert and I was so happy to be out and free… and driving… and just enjoying the warmth of the sunshine (in a non-scorching sort of way) and the fresh air… all the negativity of my earlier experience rapidly faded into the background as I revelled in the joy of zipping around on my quad bike through the dunes!!


To be honest… it really was a wonderful experience all around… i’ll quickly forget about the negative experience at the beginning… especially since it was followed up by this…

And… to top it all off… I got to see camels for the first time… just roaming around along the side of the road as we drove away from the sand dunes…

I even got a car selfie with “Alice the camel… who only had one hump”


And so ends my first desert experience… heaps of fun!! Definitely can’t wait to get out in the desert again!!!

much love from the sandpit… more sandy shenanigans coming your way…



One thought on “Sandy Shenanigans

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