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Full Moon Drumming

We headed out to the desert last night to join the full moon drumming circle.  As we got closer to the location we ended up in convoy heading into the parking area at the start of the desert.  From here 4WD’s shuttled everyone into the camp, it was a slightly hairy ride with C&M but we were there in a few minutes.  The set up was awesome, down in a hollow there was the drum circle with dance floor behind, traditional Arabic seating around the drumming, an area for food & a bar, real toilets, camel rides and a bonfire pit.  The tall surrounding dunes were used for sand boarding, running down & as a lookout for watching the action.

The first few hours were brilliant.  We did some drumming and MC loved dancing up the front.  CJ started off a bit overwhelmed & wanted to play in the dunes & have a camel ride.  He didn’t take long to warm up though & was soon running around having fun,  smacking the main drummers bottom’s & hitting their drums!

After some drumming & dancing we had our dinner.  It’s still really hot so we were all dripping with sweat & covered in sand but happy to be there.  Things went a little down hill when the organiser droned on for way too long with impromptu blabber  & the energy of the drumming died a bit.  This was followed by music & dancing that made us imagine what it’s like in a (bad) Beirut nightclub!  We were tired & my poor pregnant body was sore after a long day so we headed home around 11pm.

It was a cool scene & we will watch the moon and look forward to following the next full one back to the big party in the desert.

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Rub Al Khali

We left on Boxing Day to go camping in the Rub Al Khali or Empty Quarter.  It’s the biggest sand desert in the world & just 2 hours from Abu Dhabi.  I can’t wait to go back soon.  We slept under the stars it was freezing but unforgettable.

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