Stera, Socotra

Yet another shot from my stay in the sand dunes of the south of Socotra.

A short while ago I was on the plateau seen in the distant – totally different landscape. Here we’re setting up camp for the night, protected from the wind.

There are no tracks in the sand from this vantage point, but during the night lots of tracks appear. Crabs, civet cats and other animals come out and in the early hours before the wind picks up you can see many wonderful patterns.

This was one of many wonderful camping sites during my visit to Socotra, and I hope to visit again. But for now all of Yemen has become a no fly zone and all flights are cancelled indefinitely – perhaps for the rest of 2015. How sad! The last tourists had to go by boat to Oman!

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