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  • Day8

    Wadi carcass

    March 31, 2018 in Saudi Arabia ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Warning. If dead animals make you quesy you may want to skip this one.

    Today we attempted our first wadi in Al Birk, about 100km south of last night's lodging in Al Qunfudah. Upon arrival to the wadi we saw an existing station installation by another engineering firm. It was familiar because I designed it for them. So rather than waste too much time we moved on the the next wadi another 2 hour drive.

    Upon arriva,l the wadi had the most foul dead animal smell. I saw one dead goat just down stream of the bridge we were working at. I was hoping that was all, but as I crossed under the bridge I saw a couple stray dogs hovering around a pile of dead goats at one end of the bridge. To my luck this was the end of the bridge we had to work at, maybe 10 yds from the pile. A couple hours later as we were working under the bridge we heard a thud. I thought something fell from our scaffolding. I went to take a closer look and I found a dead baby goat about 6ft from the scaffolding. Fortunately no one was around the scaffolding when it happened. I will spare you the pictures.

    Tomorrow we will try to finish the station and maybe move on to another ....inshallah. I'll save my experiences with inshallah for another time
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