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  • Writer's pictureHilary McCormack

A photo journal of a day trip to the Wild Iris of Al Tumayr

"The earth laughs in flowers" Ralph Waldo Emerson


February 2023


4x4 Driving difficulty: beginner and above

Length of Trip: 4 hours / Afternoon

Equipment: Picnic chair and lunch!


Early buds

Iris Spuria

Other activities: some practice for Dakar 2024

Fossil hunting

Discovering small bursts of desert flowers

Desert Buttercup!

Love these little guys, always so busy. Desert Beetle

Iris flowers beds (pre-bloom)

A replenished wadi following recent rains

Hillwalking: The view from the surrounding hills.

Trip Summary: a fun day out for all ages, with fresh air, easy driving, and great weather. The cost; half a tank of petrol and a good picnic lunch. Round trip 280 Kilometers.

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