Mesaieed – Sealine Beach – Dune Bashing

Dune bashing happens south – near the border of Saudi Arabia, just past Mesaieed, along Sealine Beach.

This was Michael and I’s first time 4-wheeling in our X-Terra!

To prepare – Michael reduced the tire’s pressure to 10psi to allow for more area on them to prevent getting stuck.

Our SUV ready – we were off!  We went with friends – driving the black Forerunner ahead of us!

 

Along the way are tents, camps set up – where locals go for the weekend!

fullsizeoutput_85ddfullsizeoutput_85df

Here is where we drove down a steep dune!!  This was AWESOME!!!

fullsizeoutput_85e5

fullsizeoutput_85e7

We stopped to take some pictures!!  Winds were blowing at about 20 knots – gusting up to 25 knots!  It was very windy – sitting down meant more sand went in your mouth, eyes, nose, ears, hair, etc…

The sand dunes are like snow drifts – drifts the size of large hills. The beauty of the dunes is difficult to describe as they don’t seem to be real, like a magical illusion. Perhaps because I’m so accustomed to trees, greenery….a different landscape?  These sprawling, golden dunes, with the wind whipping sand across your skin, gives the desert an ominous feel…..beautiful, but also lethal…..

fullsizeoutput_85e9fullsizeoutput_85ecfullsizeoutput_85ebfullsizeoutput_85edfullsizeoutput_85effullsizeoutput_85f0fullsizeoutput_85f4

At the beach!  🙂  The water was too cold to swim, the air was quite cool too! I should have brought a sweater!

fullsizeoutput_85fe

SUV’s and trucks driving all over the dunes!

fullsizeoutput_85fffullsizeoutput_8600

fullsizeoutput_85fa

Driving back, we didn’t cross the dunes – we drove along the beach to a resort area filled with cars and people!  Here, we filled the tires back to proper psi for the road…and headed back home!

fullsizeoutput_85fc

S, xo

Advertisements

One Comment Add yours

  1. mama says:

    In his day DV would have sat with Michael and be in his glory as they went Dune Bashing.🚙 Those dunes are look really high and coming down would have been quite the experience.😳😳 You guy’s sure know how to make a day fun. Love to you both😍👵🏻

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.