Sweihan Advanced Junior Drive
It was a beautiful afternoon in the Sweihan Desert. Everyone was on time and ready for our 2:30pm start time. Everyone was fit and ready to drive, so began the safety briefing.
We briefed the safety rules, driver standards, and the plan for the afternoon. We set the convoy order and lined up for our radio check. All was good and off we went.
We started on some tall tunes to get to the part of the desert we needed to get to and the soft sand was quickly giving the less experienced drivers some difficulty. We had multiple second tries and stopped to discuss gear selections and 4H ir 4L. One vehicle might have had kill switch issues affecting their performance.
It wasn’t long and we were moving again and soon the convoy was making beautiful arcs on the sweeping side slopes. We then had to do a bit of climbing which went well, but again the soft sand required multiple second tries. It was great training and we worked through the issues.
We crossed the ketch towards Old Lady dune and side sloped for about 7 km before entering a technical area. At this point we had another Mechanical issue on a vehicle that we couldn’t resolve and Chef had to take them to the ketch since the drive would not have been possible for the vehicle had no power. The rest of the convoy & support team drove to Negrah and took a break. A few offroaders played on the dune for a bit.
We began our trek out it it was really uneventful. When surfed our way back towards the exit point, entered a technical area and enjoyed the tight turns. Remember to watch your safety distance when in the technical areas, very important. We had one stuck on a straight crest about 10 minutes before finish time. The sweeper had them off the crest quickly and we exited the desert almost on time.
Thank you everyone for joining me and thank you so very much Chef Marc, Rathica 2nd lead, and Preggy sweeper. See you next time.