Wadi Rum and its desserts cannot be covered in one day, and I was determined to spend another day in the desert lands of Wadi Rum. We started the day at nine in the morning and hired a truck to venture into the desserts. This was the first time I saw the dessert falcon and Eagle flying over the rocks in the clear blue sky. A camel caravan was passing by; ropes had tied some of the camel’s legs. This is done so the camels don’t run away or wander.
I managed to climb a steep sand hill; this was my first sandboarding experience. I took a board and slipped down the hill as my driver, Issam, took a video of me sliding. There was a rope down the hill, which I used to pull myself back up the sandy hill. I felt exhausted. Nonetheless, it was a great exercise, and I got a real taste of the sport.
Our next stop was to see the face rock and the ship rock, which were rocks shaped like a human face and a ship. Then there was the mushroom rock. I climbed up the rock to glimpse the vast sandy dunes that stared at me. We also managed to venture into nomadic caves. The caves were dark, but I could get some good pictures of them from inside using the lights on my mobile.
Most of all, I enjoyed hot tea, which was available in the many tenets on the sandy dunes of the desserts.
In the middle of the afternoon I managed to sit on one of the large rocks and mediate. It’s was very quiet and serine and it was very easy for me to mediate while I sat on the rock.
Then we went to see the rock carvings. They were huge sandstone rocks with carvings of camels, eagles, and other animals found in the desert. There was also a rock with the face of Lawrence of Arabia carved on it.
I spent four hours exploring the Wadi Rum dessert in total, and I was happy with my explorations, but the highlight of my day was sandboarding.