Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

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  • Day2

    Today we were able to go through all the equipment that has been sitting in jeddah for a year. Good news it is all there. Let's hope it all works. I put a couple pictures of our team and loading up. One cool thing about today is that I saw the future tallest building in the world under construction. It will be one km tall when complete. Tomorrow we head east over the mountains to Taif

  • Day11

    We are now in the town of Afif. We finished 2 more stations. One was a way stations with a bride about 8m high and the other was a weather station. The weather station is pretty nice compared to the wadi stations. Nothing too exciting happened. Just long hot days in the sun. There temperature has gotten warmer as we have headed east from the mountains.

  • Day1

    Made it to my hotel after 26 hours of travel. Highlights of the day was some good food and a beer at 6am in Frankfurt followed by a nice sight of snow falling as we boarded the plane.
    My hotel is decent but i am in for some trouble because of the store located next door ;)

  • Day3

    Today we made an attempt at installing or first wadi station. We knew it would be a trial run and would come across difficulties that would later be fixed with practice and efficiency but the thing that makes it most difficult is not having someone like Zach. Instructions are not very well understood due to language and oversight can be time consuming. One example is when instructed to drill two holes in line with each other on a pipe 3' apart, it was drilled 2'6" and not centered with each other.
    The photos today are a couple of us playing in the sand and scaffolding below a bridge, plus one of dinner
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  • Day6

    We finally finished our first site and will begin site number 2 today. One major delay was with the weather. We showed up to the location to finish it on Monday and the wind speeds were up to 30mph. We decided it was unsafe to be on scaffolding. Some other interesting situations were with our equipment truck getting stuck in the wadi and having a herd of goat approach us.

  • Day9

    Today we finished our 3rd site. Today we encountered some goats trying to get into our equipment and some stray camels. We cut our install time from a day and half to 6 hours to 3.5 hours. Though we have created better efficiency, we have our work cutout for us with a 400m wide wadi that is pure sand (which means or vehicles must stay out and we will have to hand carry or lower equipment from the bridge).Read more

  • Day14

    Since I last checked in, we finished 3 more wadi stations. We had some issues today with the last 2 stations, as they were not transmitting properly. We had to back track 100 km, setup 4 m of scaffolding just to unplug and replug the unit. Then a notice of a sensor failure came on the most recent unit we installed. Pretty finicky equipment (not our recommendation). We are now heading to the small village of AL Henakiyah and are debating whether to work on our scheduled day off tomorrowRead more

  • Day6

    We had a change in plans, which always happens in Saudi. We came here to install river (known as wadis)gauges, climate stations, and rainfall stations. We found out yesterday that we are not to install wadi stations at this time, which means our trip became a lot easier and shorter, but we still will drive great distances. Here are a couple photos from yesterday

  • Day2

    Zach and I enjoying a Saudi Philly cheese steak in Riyadh. We skipped lunch and are having an early dinner at 3pm, trying to find ways to keep our eyes open. Trying to stay up until at least 8pm adjusting to time change

  • Day12

    I forgot to post last night but we made it to taif, a vacation town in the mountains outside of Jeddah and Mecca. We even came across rain as we arrived in Taif. We are tearing ourselves to an iced coffee (a rare find in Saudi) before we depart. Notice the family only sign at Starbucks. We convinced the guy to let us in and serve us

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