The Ride

Reis on "the ride"

(Andrew) Over rocks and over sand, our rides clamber along. We are riding to Ras Abu Galum to snorkel/dive in the Red Sea. Settings whiz by us like a slideshow. The town escapes us. We pass alongside the mountains, the rocky coast, the everlasting ocean, sandy beaches and natural perfect scenes. My head bobs up and down, up and down, like a bobble head. One animal overtakes another. We have named them all. Cameron is first, then Jeremy, Grandma Nut, Ellen, Trent and Horus. Mine was Grandma Nut. My carrier also carries four scuba tanks and two bags of dive equipment. I look down, and the ground unfortunately is covered with litter: bottle caps, plastic water bottles, cans, Styrofoam, cigarette boxes, miscellaneous plastics and even shoes! It made the pristine landscape look ugly and man-made. Going over rocks, I felt like I was on a bumpy rollercoaster, and when we went down, we went down! The Egyptian sun beating down and the oceanic breeze together set a perfect temperature. Finally, we enter the Bedouin village. I look down at my silhouette. Camel riding.

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4 Responses to “The Ride”

  1. Hi Andrew, thank you for your post which I’ve been eagerly waiting for. I’m happy to see that your experience with riding the Samburu Dromedary did not deter you from riding an Egyptian one! Great description about the ground polution- sad to hear that it goes unnoticed by the local people!
    I’ll be waiting for more of your news. Have fun exploring.

  2. Hey Andrew,
    wow, camel riding! That must be so cool. Nothing much is going on here. We’re all reading your posts back home. Sounds like you’re having a great time! We’ll be waiting to hear more from you.

    Rachel

  3. raffi barsamian 10. Oct, 2010 at 9:26 am

    how were the bumps i wish i was on a camel ride it looks fun hope you guys are having fun!!!,Raffi

  4. cool video Andrew! that must of been fun.