Camping on the beach

Thursday night, we all went camping on the beach. Since I had to wait for a friend to finish work, we left at 8:30pm therefore driving by night. The other drivers wanted to avoid driving under poor lighting conditions, but I wasn’t scared. Well after this drive I kind of understand them because some portions of the highway were completely dark with absolutely no lighting. I have had the same kind of experience in Mexico in the summer of 2004, but it was on little mountainous roads (another type of danger) but with very little traffic. Here, the traffic was dense at time and be informed that in Libya it is not unusual to see a car going on the wrong way with no lights on…

Well we got there safely, had a little BBQ, and went to sleep at about 1am. Since I was in a rush going out from work, I did not have time to take any sheets or anything to sleep in. I just laid there in shorts and tank top thinking that it would not be too cold (it is usually 20 at night, so hot that I sometimes have difficulties sleeping). I managed to sleep until 4 am and woke up because of the cold. Could barely sleep until 7am when the sun came up and got a little warmer.

It was quite fun overall, but my advice, do not take any chances and always take something to cover up when you sleep outside.

~ by princeali on July 31, 2006.

One Response to “Camping on the beach”

  1. Keep a bag packed and stored in the car… you never know when you might need something. Also having at least a sheet is a good idea. If you get stuck on the side of the road with a broken down car you can use it to flag down someone, or protect yourself from the sun.

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