my friend and I decided to organize a trip to Dajara Cave. This was a present for one of my friends who
lives in France. I have lived in the
desert all my life, but I still love to explore and discover new places. This was to be an open trip, so we were free
decided to take two 4x4 vehicles, and started early in the morning for Dajara
Cave. We stopped en route to rest and
eat a little. We discussed whether we
would sleep the first night in the cave or go to another place, and we decided
to stay in the cave that night. We
arrived at sunset. It was too dark to
see inside the cave, but we had candles and lights. We were tired from the long drive, so we set
up the camp and started to cook our dinner.
The weather was so beautiful at night.
We slept under the stars far from the city or any life. I felt like I was the only person on the
day, we spent the whole day inside the cave.
It was so cold inside, but very hot outside the cave. We had our lunch in the cave and
relaxed. It was so quiet and peaceful,
and it was easy to imagine nobody else had ever visited this place before. We camped again in the same place that night.
day we wanted to explore new desert areas.
We drove very far. It was hard desert
– very wild, no water, no animals, nothing.
We went many hours without seeing any other car tracks. I started to worry about the car tires, but
because I like to discover, I didn't care.
Two hours before sunset, I saw a type of small desert trees in the
distance. These trees can grow with very
little water; just humidity is enough to keep them alive. The strangest thing appeared when we came
close to the trees. I saw a dead camel
laying in the sand! We were surprised
and wondered how this camel could have ended up in such a remote place. I know a camel can spend many days without
food or water, but we had traveled by 4x4 so far past any water source. We guessed he must have gotten lost and
wandered here, but we were curious how he found these trees, and how did he
die? While we were discussing these
things, one of my friends wandered off to use the bathroom. He called us to come see his discovery. We found a snake with its body hidden in the
sand and only his head sticking out. I
knew it was very poisonous. We coaxed it
from the sand and saw it was huge, twice as big as I had ever seen this type of
snake before. In the Bedouin language we
call it Abu Groon.
friends took lots of pictures of this beautiful snake, but we decided to choose
another place for our camp that night.
So tell me what you think. How
did the camel arrive at this very wild place so far from food or water? What about the snake? What does he survive on?