Snow on the Sahara*

30 April 2010. Gone for offroading – again – to Inland Sea, despite scorching heat of summer begins. This time, I took the endurance village route, passing so-white salt-crystal flat. Snow on the sahara.

This salt crystals on Sealine area resembles snow flakes or shredded coconut(?)
Close-up look of salt-crystal flat

We – a group of 12 cars – then went further south through dunes with shrubs, fast-track offroad route down to very southend of Inland Sea peninsula where Ministry of Environment camp located at. From here, we went northward for reaching a camping area. The sun has just set when we arrived there.

Challenging route

Some of us continue camping and some (including me) chose to back home for reasons at around 9.30 PM. As water tide flooded the entry route we took another route which ended up at MoE camp. At 11 PM, we were already at Sealine Resort for inflating tires. It was 40 km from the camp.

Complete album is here, on my Facebook

Summer seems indeed can’t stop us from offroading. Am I addicted?

*credit to “Snow on the Sahara”, song by Anggun C. Sasmi, a top Indonesian singer who is now living in France .

Only tell me that you still want me here
When you wander off out there
To those hills of dust and hard winds that blow
In that dry white ocean alone Lost
out in the desert
you are lost out in the desert
But to stand with you in a ring of fire
I’ll forget the days gone by
I’ll protect your body and guard your soul
From mirages in your sight
Lost out in the desert

If your hopes scatter like the dust across your track
I’ll be the moon that shines on your path
The sun may blind our eyes, I’ll pray the skies above
for snow to fall on the Sahara
If that’s the only place where you can leave your doubts
I’ll hold you up and be your way out
And if we burn away, I’ll pray the skies above for snow to fall on the Sahara

Just a wish and I will cover your shoulders
With veils of silk and gold
When the shadows come and darken your heart
Leaving you with regrets so cold
Lost out in the desert

If your hopes scatter like the dust across your track
I’ll be the moon that shines on your path
The sun may blind our eyes, I’ll pray the skies above
for snow to fall on the Sahara
If that’s the only place where you can leave your doubts
I’ll hold you up and be your way out
And if we burn away, I’ll pray the skies above for snow to fall on the Sahara

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