Camel Farm Pictorial

Pj and students heading for the camels.

A student and a young (2 year old) camel.

Petting the camel.

Posing with my students Ali and Hamed.

Pj becoming a snooker player.

Here we pose holding a realistic looking plastic rifle. The boys put on a show for us with the guns, twirling them and doing a dance later.

You’ll notice a few things from the photos.  The color of the sky, for instance, accurately reflects the color (or lack thereof) that is normal for August and September here.  It’s now the 27th, and today was the first day that I can remember actually seeing the sun beating down from a clear, blue sky, with visible clouds spread about.

The camel ride was a great experience.  While we didn’t get to take the reigns, we did get quite a good walk being led about.  I’ll try to get some more photos from Pj’s camera and share them.  The farm is a good distance into the desert and past the Al Ain oasis, so it was neat just to drive out there.  Seeing all the camels was cool, and we got a true cultural experience, as I mentioned a couple posts ago.

I had at least four, perhaps five, rounds of tea or coffee with the menfolk.  We sat on the surprisingly comfortable carpet arrangement you can see behind Pj and me in the last photo above.

We didn’t get home until 10:30pm, and we were bushed by then.

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2 thoughts on “Camel Farm Pictorial

  1. Wow… the sky is an interesting color, like here when it is going to storm. The ubiquitous “V” pose for pictures has been adopted the world over, I see. Now, you and Pj look like a couple of rednecks posing with a rifle to look all manly. I guess “guns and guys” is universal too. Hahahahaha! Love your posts! Amanda

  2. Actually, Amanda, I should specify that the color in the uppermost picture is most like it has been here for a while. The other two have a somewhat purple tinge, and that would be less common, and is probably due to the approaching sunset (or a quirk of the camera lens). The hazy, gray sky is typical.

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