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Graham Kyte
30/03/2014, Eid Villas

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Graham Kyte
23/11/2013, My Home

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Wahba Crater Trip - April 2012
Graham
20/04/2012, 700 km West of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

It's been quite some time since I had anything to add to 'The Blog', as to be quite honest, I am simply working flat out here in Saudi! However, we have finally managed to get away from it all last weekend and went off on a small camping expedition to the Wahba Crater, about 700 km west of Riyadh, towards Jeddah. Departing Wednesday afternoon, it was a heck of a long drive after a 5 am start and nearly a full day's work, and the last 3 hours driving in the dark was a bit of a challenge, especially the 10 km 'off road' near the crater, in the dark, in the rain, with the thunder and lightning...reminds me of the Atlantic Crossing in 2008! Anyway, arrived, set up camp, cooked dinner, went to bed, and set off at 9-30am on Thursday morning down into the Wahba Crater, a spectacular sight in Saudi, formed from volcanic activity beneath the earth 'a few years back'... Some photos are here which I hope you enjoy. You can read all about the crater by typing in the name to Google. There were twelve of us in all, spread across six cars and tents, no casualties, and a great time was had by all, although a few people were starting to wish that they had spent more time in the gym before going! Hard on the knees going down, and hard full stop coming back up in the heat! So there you have it - proof that we actually still alive!

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