Do you like the desert?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by DesertMonitor, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. DesertMonitor

    DesertMonitor New Member

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    Hi Ya'll,<br><br>I noticed that most of the people that practice slingshot live in wooded areas.<br><br>In Israel we have all kind of climates. for example i live next to the sea, an area which has hot summers, pleasant spring and fall, and cool, rainy winters. even so, I really like the desert.<br><br>The Negev desert is 55% of our country's land <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cool.gif" alt="Cool" longdesc="6">. You understand that my options are limited, yet from the Golan heights to my area i have lots of wooded grounds to hike in. still i like the desert more.<br><br>this week I'm accompanying my students to their yearly trip. Yes, we're going to the Negev.<br><br>Hopefully they're old enough not to carry any slingshots for pranking around <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">.<br><br>I guess today its all about alcohol <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_sad.gif" alt="Sad" longdesc="3"><br><br>So, how many here has a desert experience (something you experienced i mean) to sheer? <br><br>by the way Makhtesh Ramon is one of my favorite sites In the Negev desert :<br><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Makhtesh_Ramon" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Makhtesh_Ramon</a>
     
  2. 3bears

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    I don't have much in the way of experience in deserts, only one really- my dad is a naval architect, and was on a project building an FPSO in Abu Dhabi a couple of years back, so I got out there a few times (without a slingshot, its only since then I've 'found the love' again lol) it was a nice enough, but it seemed a very desolate place, it was a bit more green in the mangroves around the delta there, but once you got inland it was like you see in the films, a sea of dunes!<br><br>makhtesh ramon looks a lot nicer, more diverse- there's more than just sand there, but it still doesn't look like the kind of place I'd like to get lost lol, but I'm used to all the rain over here in wales I guess <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9"><br><strong><br></strong>
     

  3. ZDP-189

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    I'm not keen on desert. It's one of the few climates that I can't save my own bacon in by my own resources and ingenuity and there's not much to shoot at. Just my preference.
     
  4. JoergS

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    True. But then again, there ain't no one for to give you no pain.
     
  5. JayG

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    Ha! The man who sang that song, Dan Peek, lived less than an hour away from me. He passed away a few months ago. <br><br>I live in Jackson, Missouri, just southeast of his hometown. Glad to see he is still remembered worldwide!
     
  6. JoergS

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    Wow... a small world indeed! I always liked the song. Sorry to hear that this great artist passed away.<br><br>He is out of the rain now, for ever. That is precisely the way I would like to remember him. Ride on, Dan!
     
  7. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    <embed pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/zSAJ0l4OBHM" width="425" height="350" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" quality="high" scale="exactfit"></embed><br><br>Great tune. thx.
     
  8. shawnr5

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    I'm a fourth generation Arizonan and love the desert. Cactus, snakes, lizards, road runners and 110+ degree weather are all good as far as I'm concerned. It's supposed to be in the 50's and 60's this week here and that means I have to dig out my jacket.
     
  9. DesertMonitor

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    Hi ya'll,<br><br>came back from the Negev and Judia desert, what a trip <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_surprised.gif" alt="Surprised" longdesc="4">.<br><br>Generally, my students were OK on the behavior part. That gave me the opportunity to enjoy the desert <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cool.gif" alt="Cool" longdesc="6"><br><br>One of the tracks was From "Tamrur Cliff" to "Ein Bokek" (a small spring next to the dead sea.<br><br>Tamrur Cliff<br><a href="http://www.masa.co.il/_content/images/1b2cffa3a30b6a157b6e08ec3f8d88d3_tamrur1.jpg" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.masa.co.il/_content/images/1b2cffa3a30b6a157b6e08ec3f8d88d3_tamrur1.jpg</a><br><br>Ein Bokek<br><a href="http://www.tiuli.com/bokek/ein_bokek.JPG" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.tiuli.com/bokek/ein_bokek.JPG</a><br><br>seeing the dead sea view all the way down from the cliff (a descent of 400 meters) <br>sorry - not my photos - my camera is broken <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_sad.gif" alt="Sad" longdesc="3"><br><br>by the way - did you vote for the dead see already? <br><a href="http://www.new7wonders.com/vote-2" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.new7wonders.com/vote-2</a><br><br>any way, 3bears you have to do something about your desert experience. if you want to do it with a slingshot you should maybe tray Arizonan, all the deserts in Israel counts as nature reserve and no hunting is allowed <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_arrow.gif" alt="Arrow" longdesc="19"><br><br>shawnr5 I get you completely, thou we don't have road runners <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     
  10. 3bears

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    glad to hear you had a good time out mate! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br><br>at the moment my dad is in Canada, so I'm trying to wrangle a visit over there lol, but I agree I could do with a bit more desert time- me and mrs 3bears were planning a road trip holiday for her 30th birthday next year to see the Grand Canyon in America, so I might get the chance then <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"> I didn't know all the desert was national reserve or there, but looking at <br><br><img src="http://www.tiuli.com/bokek/ein_bokek.JPG" border="0" alt=""><br><br>you can see why, looks like some nice country there <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">