Monday, 12 December 2011

Fujairah Hajjar mountain safari

Our 4 wheel drive adventure in the Fujairah Hajjar Mountains has ended. The sceneries in the valleys and on mountains hills where spectacular. Sometimes, the jeep had difficulties driving up steep tracks and bridging areas covered with large stones. We made our way via dry river beddings, and it is very important to check the weather forecast because these areas get flooded by suddenly appearing raging water when it starts raining. Hajjar Mountains means mountains of stone. There are however also flowers and threes in the dessert area. This is a very fascinating region where many people want to live. You have to be aware that when you build a house in this region, you are going to be isolated and one with nature and maybe some camels.

Ons 4x4 avontuur in de Hajjar bergen van Fujairah is afgelopen. De zichten in de valeien en op bergheuvels waren spectaculair. Soms had de jeep wat moeilijkheden in steilere gebieden of bij het overbruggen van stukken bedekt met grote stenen. We vervolgden onze weg via droge rivierbeddingen waarbij het zeer belangrijk is de weerberichten goed na te kijken. Deze gebieden worden snel ingenomen door kolkend water komende uit de bergen na hevige regenval. De vertaling van Hajjar Mountains, is bergen van steen. Er zijn hier nochtans vele bomen en soms ook bloemen in deze bergwoestijn. Het is een fascinerende natuur waar toch vele mensen willen wonen. Je moet je er wel van bewust zijn dat het bouwen van een huis in zo’n gebied betekend dat je geïsoleerd moet leven, samen met de natuur en misschien een paar kamelen.

Hajjar Mountains Fujairah
Hajjar Mountains Fujairah
Hajjar Mountains Fujairah
Hajjar Mountains Fujairah
Hajjar Mountains Fujairah
Hajjar Mountains Fujairah
Hajjar Mountains Fujairah
Hajjar Mountains Fujairah
Hajjar Mountains Fujairah
Hajjar Mountains Fujairah
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6 comments:

  1. This looks like a very isolated place, a mountainous desert. I love those beautiful flowers and buds with the flying insects on them, it is a perfect picture!

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  2. Wow, looks like a very adventurous ride!

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  3. I love your pictures. The ruggedness of the landscape shows Earth does not always have to be lush to be beautiful.

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  4. That seems so short, but what an adventure !! thanks for ride ...

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  5. Sounds like an interesting adventure!

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