WALK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN
CAMELS, GLIDERS AND AUTOMOBILES!
This was definately not the highlight of my paragliding career. We needed a guide to take us to a place hidden away enough to fly without being seen and therefore running the risk of being locked up as spies! This incredible journey consisted of a ride in a frightening jeep which got a puncture in the middle of the desert…without a spare, followed by an almost 3 hour trek on the back of some very uncomfortable and smelly camels. The next stage involved trying to push start a bullet riddled pick up truck before attempting an hour climb up a rocky ‘mountain’ in over 40°C heat…and all for a short gentle glide back down to the beach below. But any chance to fly in a wonderful new place is worth all of the efforts. We had come to Dahab to kite surf, but as I never travel anywhere without a glider stuffed somewhere in my luggage I was able to enjoy a beautiful flight in a stunning landscape…but the best part was that it was due to this flight that I was able to spot a bay in the distance which was to become one of the most exhilerating places that I have ever kite-surfed.
A PUNCTURE IN THE DESERT…WITHOUT A SPARE!
STEP 2…BY CAMEL!
MOST OF THE ENGINE IN THIS TRUCK WAS ON THE FRONT SEAT….AND WE COUNTED OVER 50 BULLET HOLES IN THE BODY WORK!
TAKE OFF AFTER AN HOUR HIKE IN 40°c HEAT.
STU KITES ACROSS THE STUNNING LOST LAGOON….WHICH WE WOULD NEVER HAVE FOUND WITHOUT THE FLIGHT.