Trail On Empty Quarter

A MUST VISIT Spot on Earth - Rub' al Khali or Empty Quarter.

Rub' al Khali, is one of the largest sand deserts in the world.  Though Sparsely inhabited, the beauty of the desert, its sheer scale and its constantly changing shapes are entrancing. 

That reminds me of the book "Arabian Sands" by Wilfred Thesiger on crossing surviving the Empty Quarter nearly 1/2 a century back with little food, no guide, no GPS and tired camels. A "must read" before the visit.

This photo was clicked 12 years back on a family tour. My uncle, who drove us to this destination is not with us anymore. This post is dedicated to the sweet memories and the trail he left behind. 

*This photo was once published in a yearly magazine.


  1. Wonderful Snap! I do not know where to follow your posts? Can you please put up the followers widget?

  2. Thank you Sahana. The followers widget added.

  3. This is a great shot! Sorry to hear about your uncle though. Take care.

  4. Nice photograph and this post kind of reminds me of that poem "ozymandias" by Coleridge.
    And also, I can't find the 'follow' widget anywhere. How do I follow your blog?

  5. @ Apeetha Ravi ~ thank you for the comment. Glad you liked it.
    Ozymandias.. that's a beautiful poem. Is it not by B.P Shelley?
    Will install the "follow" widget.