I am not sure how the dunes compare to what we will encounter in Namibia. I should think they are much smaller, but I do believe offered some good practice rounds. Not that we scaled that many dunes, as the rest of the group was more there for the party than the driving. There were about 30 of them in I think 6 cars. They managed to get stuck a lot. Quite a lot. So we spent most of the morning recovering vehicles.
|The Prado made it...|
|The Hyundai got stuck...|
|and the Fortuner went flying|
They also brought along a brand new, home manufactured sand ski plank for testing behind one of the bakkies. It looked like a lot of fun, but by that time most of them's balance have been slightly impaired by alcohol, resulting of very short ski runs. And of course there was "barefoot"skiing. Or should I call it bare belly skiing. That is when the driver forgets to look behind him, and the skiier has lost the ski, but is still holding on to the rope...
|Preparing for disaster...|
|how not to do it|
|the professionals in action|
|Extreme dune riding. doing it in reverse. only performed when excessively intoxicated.|
|Preparing to launch|
Landrover - kniediep in die ...sand?