Sandstorm

We were meant to do a drive today but abandoned it due to the heavy winds blowing across Dubai. We managed to get about 15 minutes into the dunes, but visibility was terrible and it was hard to see the outline of the terrain we were driving over. Even where you could see the lips of the dunes clearly the wind had often created a precipice on the other side, making for some rather steep descents. The sand was flowing over the ground, looking more like ghostly yellow fog, making the going very soft indeed.

At one point I stopped the Wrangler sideways to the wind and half the desert seemed to blow into the Jeep, even though all the doors and windows were closed. Maybe we'll manage a trip next week...

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