沙漠露營 Desert Camping

第一次露營就在沙漠,好型呀~!

 

我跟着CS Host一家來沙漠露營,到了沙漠,其他朋友也來了,他們都是在阿布札比工作的外國人家庭,集合了幾對爸爸媽媽與孩子在沙漠,非常熱鬧。

 

男士們架起帳篷、生火,女士們準備食物,孩子們跑去放風箏、玩模型車。

我們的晚餐是烤腸、烤肉,也有從家中帶來的沙律、意粉、麵包等,最令孩子們期待的,就是烤棉花糖了。

我們入黑後才開始烤肉,沙漠漆黑一片,根本分不清手上的是血淋淋生肉還是黑碳焦肉,放了入口才知大鑊,哎喲~

另外,人類的食物碎屑掉在沙漠,沙中營養突然暴升,會影響生態嗎……?

 

我最期待是入黑後看星,我從未看過銀河,又未看過星河滿天,好想一睹繁星燦爛啊,誰知當晚是滿月十五,又多雲,繁星暗淡,一如我的晦暗心情,嗚嗚……

 

至於廁所,沙漠當然無廁所,各自走遠解決就是了。

 

晚上十時左右,我已累極,就返回帳篷睡了,我與CS Host一家同睡一頂帳篷,但Laura媽媽與Jerome爸爸還在與朋友圍火聊天,我就與大小兒子先睡了。

 

沙上只舖了薄墊,就是在沙漠的床了,沙地不平坦,躺在「床」上,感覺傾斜;晚風吹過,帶走了沙,身下的沙也跟着移動,沙漠的「床」不止傾斜,還會逃走耶!

 

我躺下沒多久,大兒子就開始叫媽媽,下一秒開始嘔吐,我嚇到彈起,即刻衝出帳篷找Laura,Laura立刻返回帳篷哄大兒子,反而丈夫Jerome好以整暇,見Laura跑回帳篷,自己就安坐火堆旁,繼續與朋友聊天;而睡在大兒子旁邊的小兒子,全程甜睡,完全不受干擾。

 

Laura見大兒子無礙,邊掃風邊笑着對我說:「謝謝你啊,睡吧,無事的了。」

 

那夜大兒子又吐了幾回,Laura都在身旁看護,我邊聽邊心驚,身下的沙子又在逃跑(無誤),我又不習慣大漠環境,一夜無眠。

 

結果第二晚,返回城市的家後,我也吐了幾回。

那天不停的進出廁所,吐完瀉,瀉完睡,睡完吐,如此循環了整天,根本吃不下任何食物,這是我在整段旅行中,第二次病到(第一次在塔林),真係慘慘豬……

 

大概是西班牙馬德里太刺激了,在馬德里睡眠不足,再坐飛機到阿布扎比,一天內由寒天變暖天,再在沙漠露宿,食物又太油膩,就倒下了。

 

第二天早上,氣力稍微恢復了,想找水喝卻無力下樓。

阿布札比CS Host的家很大,我的客房在二樓,附獨立廁浴,但水喉水不能喝,飲用水在樓下廚房。

這時女主人Laura剛巧走過,但我無力呼喚,Laura逕自走了;然後菲傭Shirley走過,她卻主動過來問候,我連忙討了杯温水。

 

到了下午,我終於感到肚餓了,扶着欄杆慢慢下樓,男主人Jerome看見我,說:「吃點炸角吧,裏頭有蔬菜,適合病人。」

 

病人哪能吃煎炸食物,我以為他在說笑,但原來他是認真的,我無語,氣若浮絲地拉起笑容,說:「好的……謝謝啊,我待會吃。」

 

原來法國人與中國人對「生病該吃什麼」有咁大的差異呢……

 

病到死死下的我想吃粥,但原來法國家庭不吃米,全屋只有來自菲律賓的Shirley會吃飯,我向Shirley討了點米,就開火煮粥。

其實我的廚藝麻麻,正當我手忙腳亂之際,Shirley終於看不過眼,大發慈悲地幫手,原來煮粥要不停攪拌,Shirley體貼的擔起此重任,着我休息,非常感激!

 

女主人Laura說當地人不會在沙漠露營,我現在完全理解了,阿聯酋世代遊牧,早在沙漠露營了千年,近代石油致富,在城市住豪宅,當然不再在沙漠吃風沙。

沙漠真的好像一個大旋渦,吸乾哂我啲能量啦……

 

 

 

My first camping is in desert, so cool!

 

My CS Host family and their friends went to desert to camp and I followed. They were the foreign families who working in Abu Dhabi. Parents and kids were in desert and the atmosphere was high.

 

The gentlemen were setting up the camp and making fire. The ladies were preparing food. And the children were playing kite and model cars.

Our dinner were BBQ sausage and meat. And salads, spaghetti, bread which brought from home. The children were all looking forward the baked cotton candy.

 

We BBQ after dark and the desert was all black. I didn’t know if the meat in my plate is bloody red or carbon black. I always knew the terrible answer in my mouth, Oh…

The desert’s nutrition level suddenly rise up dramatically because of the food debris leave by us. Would that affect the desert ecosystem…?

 

I was looking forward to see the stars after dark in desert. I had never seen the Milky Way. And I really wanted to see bright stars on sky!

But it was a Full Moon night...and cloudy...just like my dim mood......

 

As for the toilet issue, Of course No toilets in dessert. Just walk away and finish the business.

 

I was so tired so I went back to the camp at 10pm. I stayed in the same camp with my CS Host family. The children were already asleep but their parents were still chatting beside the camp fire.

 

A thin mat was put on the sand and that was the ‘bed’ in desert. The sandy ground was not flat and I felt slanting when I laid on it.

The night wind was blowing and the sand was moving. My desert bed not only slanting but escaping!

 

The elder son started calling ‘mama’ and started throwing up after I have laid down. I was shocked and ran out the camp to find his mum Laura.

Laura dashed back to the camp with me but Jerome the dad was cool. He kept sitting comfortable by the fire and chatting with his friends.

The younger son who slept next to the elder son was still sleeping. He didn’t be woken by all the noise.

 

The elder son was fine. Laura was holding him and smiled at me, ‘Thanks. You can have some rest. He’s fine,’

 

The elder son throw up again later. Laura was with him all the time.

I was nervous and the sand under me was literally escaping again. I didn’t get used to the desert environment and didn’t have much sleep.

 

The next night I threw up at home in city.

 

I was in and out the toilet all day. I threw up, and got diarrhea, and slept, and threw up again and again. I couldn’t eat any food. This was my second time I got sick on this trip (The first sick was in Tallinn.) Poor me...

 

I was too excited in Madrid, Spain. And didn’t got enough sleep. And I flew straight to Abu Dhabi. I came from a cold place to a hot place in a day. Then straight to the desert camping. And the food is too oily... and I fell...

 

I got little strength back the next day. I want a glass of warm water but didn’t have enough strength to go downstair.

The home was big. My guest room was on the second floor with my own toilet and bathroom. But the tap water was undrinkable.

Laura walked by but she didn’t see me. Shirley the Philippines maid walked by and she came to me and asked if I was OK. I asked for a glass of water immediately.

 

I finally felt hungry in the afternoon. I walked down the stair slowly and saw Jerome. He said, ‘Eat some fried snack. Vegetable was inside. Good for sick people.’

 

How could a patient eat fried food? I thought he was joking. But he was serious. I was speechless and smiled weakly, ‘Thanks...I will have some later,’

 

Oh, it’s seem the French and the Chinese had a big different in the ‘suitable food for patients’...

 

I want to have some Chinese porridge. But the French family didn’t eat rice. Only Shirley who came from Philippine ate rice. I asked Shirley for some rice and started to cook my Chinese porridge.

Actually I was not a good cook. Shirley had mercy on me and help me. Thanks so much, Shirley!

 

Laura said the local people won’t camp in desert. Now I totally understood.

The AUE people camp in the desert for thousands years as Nomadic. Oil made them rich and they all lived in beautiful houses in city. Of course they won’t camp in desert!

Desert was like a big vortex and suck up all my energy...

日落了Sunset
夕陽在沙漠Sunset in dessert
日落了Sunset...
沙漠也有植物喲~Plant in dessert~
沙漠也有植物喲~Plant in dessert
淡紅月Light red moon
可惜多雲Too many cloud
駱駝行沙漠!!Camels in dessert!
大伙一齊追駱駝Everybody ran to the camel
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養駝人Camel-man
馬啊~Horses
駱駝啊~Camels~
兩兄弟Brothers
有時吵架Sometime frighting...
現行犯Caught on scene...
呵呵My lovely doll
呵呵My lovely doll
呵呵My lovely doll
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小司機Little driver
起營putting up the camp
在沙漠露宿Camp in dessert
瞓沙...Sleep on sand...
放風箏!Kite!
教玩模型車How to play toy car
唔好撞埋嚟呀~Hey, don't drive towards me!
好味好味Yummy~
在沙漠In dessert
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沙漠開餐Dine in dessert
沙漠合家歡Family day in dessert
挖沙洞生火Fire in sand hole
BBQ
烤棉花糖Roasting cotton candy
在烤...Roasting...
搞掂!Finish!
好靚的輪廓~Beautiful face
月下湊仔Looking after under the moon
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餵仔Feeding...
餵仔Feeding...
餵仔Feeding...
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在沙漠煮嘢食Cooking in dessert
烤腸BBQ
沙漠星Stars in dessert
向風背風Facing&Behind the wind
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