In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is king
Saturday, November 05, 2005
Camping at Wadi B (Baiya)
Finally we get to Wadi Al-Baiya in the mountains of Musandum, after 207 k.m. drive from Dubai. The drive is amazing on the unpaved road between the mountains and the wadis, but when we got to the camping site at 2 p.m. it was full of people, some even got there in their small 2 wheel drive sedans. The best sites were taken and many cars were passing by looking for a place to camp. Luckily I took my car off the track into a rocky area and found a really nice quite spot.
We set up camp and after 2 hours a car stopped not too far away from our camp site. We kept waiting to see if another car would follow, but none did and only one man came out of the car to camp.
We were in disbelieve, camping alone! None of us has seen that before. How much fun can that be? Is the man a big looser or just antisocial? Would I do that? I don't think so. But I really do admire the fact the he is comfortable going alone camping. It takes a lot to be at ease with yourself that you can enjoy camping alone.