Rolling quad bikes and biting turtles

Trip Start Dec 16, 2005
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Trip End Jun 12, 2006


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Friday, May 5, 2006




Excellent fun packed day. We signed up for a quad bike/sand board combo. After a quick ride on out semi automatic quads we stopped for about 40 minutes at a place where we sped down a steep dune on a thin veneered polished piece of plywood. Judging by the look on peoples faces on some of the photos it must have been exhilarating! The bikes were definitely exhilarating, doing arched shaped drives up to the tops of steep sand dunes before getting close to the top, turning sharply and coming back down the same way. We jumped over the tops of sand dunes and also had fun with over steering them to kick up big sprays of sand behind for the next rider to contend with.

It was all great fun, but one of the funniest moments was when I looked over the top of a dune and saw Charlie's leg sticking out from underneath his sand dune! While Steve was rescuing Charlie, James was practicing his donuts turns, only to end up in the same position as Charlie!

This tour was billed as ecologically friendly, but based on what Tommy had told me the previous day about what the quads should not do this was definitely not eco friendly!

In the afternoon I had a trip to the local aquarium, the huge tank with a tunnel through it was great for watching the shark feeding. The poor scuba diver who was in there handing out fish seemed to spend most of his time fighting off the turtles that were trying to bite any part of him they could.

Fell asleep that evening TV blaring, beer in hand - brought back a few memories of my snowboarding days!
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