"Liwa" a dream desert for the offroaders.
Back to infinity drive day was here, i opted to join in the morning. From dubai till the exit towards Zayed city it was a cruise drive. However Early start made it worth, when i was hit by a dense fog on zayed city road all the way till the camp site. Myself and @SINGH
(met him on the way) together drove to the camp, where we met the bunch huddled up around the campfire.
The plan was rescheduled due to fog, from the original start time of 8:30 to 9:00.
carried out the briefing and divided the convoy into two groups. 1st lead by @Barish
as floaters and @Issa
as support and 2nd lead by @Scorpio
as floaters and @Abu Odai
ME was 2nd LEAD of @Barish
started on flat and then moved towards small dunes. @Shamsi
wise words came into effect (sand here is tricky, you won't know where it will get soft) when as soon as we entered small dunes, few cars got stuck in a bowl. In no time they made it out and we got going again. @Barish
let us experience few high drops where initially couple of cars got crested, which got pulled out in no time.
We then drove continuously for 2 hrs and covered 30kms, finally making to the yellow truck in the next 1 hr drive. Some nice pics were clicked and a short break was taken before we were back on the track. Around 2pm we stopped at a high ground and took our lunch under a fancy tent constructed by @Shamsi
. Half hour break was enough to boost our charge to get back on the track.
then took on some very high dunes, performing high drops and big arches. From this time onwards although some experienced few second tries but didn't have any stucks or pop outs. When 2 hrs drive was left, we found that an xterra in the convoy got overheated, for which we had to stop and do some troubleshooting and maintenance. At this point the two experienced so called civil engineers @rapailo
came handy who with their brilliant skills managed to fix a leaking hose by carrying out a temporary repair which later on proved to be better than the permanent fix.
Following this @Shamsi
took a short route to escort the unhealthy car to the highway whereas @Barish
continued on the original track with @Rashidjass
as our guardian angel. Here onwards @Barish
really pushed the convoy to speed up on the flats, on fire making us complete that 120k
successfully and finally making us reach the dirt road just after sun down.
Doing a Liwa route with experienced Marshals, was like a guided tour. I really admire the efforts of our marshals who spend time and effort to get the track done so that we can enjoy the drive and the scenic of places like liwa.
Thank you very much
(for letting me be the second lead) @Shamsi @Rashidjass @Booy @presa @Scorpio @Issa @Abu Odai
for letting us enjoy liwa.
till next time
Black FJ cruiser (DARK STALLION).