It appears there are a number of hamlets along the rim and we hope each will have a it’s own unique way into the Wadi. The objective of the four day trip is to find and map each route down to allow reasonably quick access to the Wadi, which will allow us to continue our intensive scientific survey of this amazing area.
Excitement was tinged with anxiety last night as heavy rain clouds blew in and a few drops of rain were felt. Everyone reacted with admiral speed and organisation to move the base camp out of the Wadi, and on to higher ground, in about forty five minutes. Hereafter the threat of rain did not materialise but everyone slept better on higher ground.
It is interesting and satisfying to hear people naming and describing the birds and wildlife they now see around our camps while our array of objects found, which are now displayed on our science table, is getting impressive..
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