We spent the day checking out the Oasis and trying to relax. Magpie and I went for a paddle boat ride around the pond, which is no longer totally natural. We met Olga after lunch at the hotel’s pool. Magpie and Olga played water basketball.
In the morning, Aaron made arrangements with the hostel we did not stay in to go dune buggy riding and sand boarding, for sunset. Aaron was adamant that we have a certain driver.
It was a hoot though we were only out for 40 mins not 2 hours. Dune buggying is better than a roller coaster. The girls in the back (the buggies carry 10 pax) would scream when we went straight down and our driver would look back to check. Magpie was bouncing and grinning from ear to ear.
Sand boarding was at the halfway mark and that was so cool. Lots of sand everywhere and I mean everywhere. Magpie did a face plant and ate sand. Most of the time people were going down on their bellies. One or two people were standing as it is the same board as snow boarding.
Walking back up with the boards wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be until be arrived home and decided to get our cameras and walk up the big dune to watch the sunset. That was hard and a great workout. It was easier when you went barefoot. Magpie liked going down afterwards because that was so easy but tumbles with face plants happened too if you picked up too much speed. One fellow decided to just roll down sideways.
Clean up of the sand was the most interesting, especially the hair, but we had the best washroom to do it in. Sand in the hair is nasty never mind in the nose and ears.
All in all a great day.