Arrived earlier than usual as today was a short drive day. We had kitchen out, tents pitched and dinně eaten before it got dark (usually 6pm around these parts)

The area we’ve set up camp in is an Arabian Gazelle nature reserve.. On the way here we saw 2 running along. Very graceful creatures, a bit like the impala I saw in Africa. One of the guys on the tour is a South African accredited wildlife guide and said that he thought it was possible that some of the footprints we saw near our campsite were those of an Arabian Leopard. He explained that male Arabian leopards range hundreds of km to find a new territory. I’d love to see an Arabian leopard in the wild, in the desert. Ideally not outside my tent though.

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Shortly after dinner, it soon got dark and in the absence of a focal centre, such as a campfire, people started drifting away to their tents. I went to mine at around 7pm and read to 9.30pm and then went spark out until 6am, with a few interludes to answer a calł of nature.

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Leisurely breakfast this morning; 3 egg omelettes with Irish cheese, yum. Left site at 8am for our next adventure.

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