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I'm a 62yr old AOL refugee, living on the south coast of England. I love travelling and sharing my photos. I live with Nina and Katinka, my two Maine Coon cats.


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Friday, 14 November 2008

Part II of the journey to the beach.

I'm adding the rest of these photos while I have time. I've got to spend this weekend doing my NVQ coursework, catching up with the parts I missed while on holiday, then off sick for a couple of weeks. It has to be done by Wednesday. I may not have a chance to add the beach photos for a few days. Next weekend I'm working on Sunday and seeing my grand daughter on Saturday so I'll be very busy then too.
So on with the journey to the beach. The huts above have been shaped by the wind, they're all on a funny angle but surprisingly still standing!
On our way down the long sandy road the wind whipped up a sandstorm, it made driving difficult and we were told by Mohamed that we'd have to get out and walk some of the way as the bus wasn't a 4x4 and would sink into the sand. It'd also conserve some of the engines' power. This photo below shows the poor visibility due to the sandstorm.

Off the bus we got and started walking, you can see by our hair how strong the wind was! The sand felt like glass hitting us. I know now what it feels like to be sand blasted! Not very nice!

This is the sand dunes we had to climb over to get to the beach. I did mention to someone that I couldn't imagine anything nice to stay in at the end of this road!

It was quite a walk, different from any other holiday experience!

At least the sand was clearing, our arms were stinging from the sand hitting us!

We got back on the bus for a while until we saw the lorry in front of us get bogged down.
Ian and Andreas digging our bus out of the same place as the lorry got stuck! You can see the depth of the sand, it was like fine powder ~ very easy to get stuck in!

These kids were watching us. The girl has made a kite from a plastic carrier bag, funny how kids can be so inventive when they have little else to play with.

No sign of our hotel yet, I was beginning to despair!
Had to get out and walk again as we were nearing some more deep sand.

Oh well, it was a nice day for a walk!

The sun was beginning to go down as we walked and we came to the sea. It looked rather inviting, you'll never know how thirsty you get in a sandstorm!

So we'd made it to the beach ~ at last!
I'll leave this entry here and next time show you the beach photos. The hotel we stayed at was beautiful. The grounds had straw roofed huts, two storeys too. It felt like we'd arrived in paradise!
I hope you all have a good weekend. Thanks to Donna for the beach graphic tonight, I can always find one that suits an entry from the stash of stuff Donna does!


Jeannette said...

Great photos as always. Driving on sand like that cannot be easy. I look forward to seeing your "paradise" photos.

Please sign my guestbook. Have a good weekend.

gina said...

such wonderful commentary to go with your pictures, you really take us there. i've never been in a sand storm...thankfully. :) can't wait to see paradise.

Julie said...

I probably would have a heart attack walking in that sand, its so much harder then it looks. Love the photo's and can't wait to see the hotel.

Linda's World said...

Wow Jeannette, that's really something. I've been in dust storms and in some minor sand storms at the beach. But not to the point that it was stinging my skin. How do those poor people survive there? I guess it's all the know. Beautiful pictures. Linda in Washington

Kath said...

Sorry I had to deleat my first comment Jeannette I will make mistakes.LOL!! I realy enjoyed the walk with you even through the sandblasting LOL!!It looks paradise over those sand dunes before you show us the next pictures.WOW!! Love it.Have a lovely weekend hope Andy is well too.Take Care God Bless Kath xx

Joan said...

On this holiday it's a good job you like walking as you seem to be doing your share. Hope it will be time for a nice rest at the beach. Great photographs. Love Joan.

Lainey Laine said...

Wow Jeannette Im so enjoying this journey its like we came with you! Love Laine xxx

Martha said...

Your photos are unbelievable! Can't wait to see more. It's so interesting!

Chris/cacklinrosie101 said...

Oh my goodenss, Jeannette, I can only imagine what was going through your mind when you were walkling through that sand and not seeing anything but sand and wind in sight. You must have been exhausted. Those trees growing in the water are so different looking. Can't wait to see your hotel and the rest of the beach pictures. Have youself a good weekend. I know you must be excited to see your granddaughter. xx Chris

lisa jo said...

Lovely pics....such pretty sand and surroundings. Enjoy your time with your granddaughter! XOXO

Jan said...

Oh you are going to see your Granddaughter again thats brilliant ,you must tell us all about her ,The pictures were great quite different from most folks holiday snaps not a sunbed in sight ,loved the ones of the children especially the little girl with her kite imagine ! and all that sand , Jan xx

Ally Lifewithally said...

Jeannette thanks for the tour your pictures are lovely (as always) now looking forward to seeing your hotel pictures ~ Ally x

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