Happy New Year from Petra
Trip Start Oct 11, 2008
64Trip End Feb 20, 2009
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The next day we were able to book us camel riding in Wadi Rum. Another spot where Lawrence of Arabia left footprints in the sand. A couple of new birds (Trumpeter Finch , Sinia Rose Finch and Desert Lark) were the bonus. We pitched the tents at sunset in the desert. It must have been below zero that night, but sleeping bags and duvets kept us warm.
On Teun's and Renee's Birthday (congrats) we left for Petra. The car started to run slowly and eventually did not do more than 5kph. We stopped in a blistering cold windy place, a Jordanian truck driver stopped as well and volunteered help. We cleaned the air filter, which did not help and the fuel filter, which seems to have done the trick. Probably we still had too much of Egyptian (warm weather) diesel and the paraffin in it had solidified. That stops even a Destinator.
Once sorted we could speed on. After 10 km we stopped and waited for the driver to thank him for a job well helped.
It is dry and cold, but another new species has been seen; Tristrams' Grackle.
Good start of the year, isn't it?