Battling Sandstorms

The last few days here have seen some pretty solid sandstorms. It hasn’t really been windy or anything like that… just an immense amount of sand from Syria and Saudi Arabia suspended in the air. Visibility has been in the area of one hundred meters and the stuff is getting everywhere. I could literally smell the dirt as I was trying to fall asleep last night. I can only imagine the amount of dirt I’ve ingested in the last few days. Needless to say we haven’t been doing much in the way of work and I’ve spent all of this time indoors avoiding the caustic environment outside. Luckily I have enough gear to keep all of this sand at bay in the moments that I do have to venture outside. The combination of a tactical headwrap, sunglasses and a North Face beanie does a damn fine job of it in addition to making me look like something of a badass. Although somehow you look a little less like a killer when your arm is reflected in your sunglasses as you take the picture yourself.

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  1. Absolutely awesome experience. I was in Saudia during the winter months and don’t think we ever really had that sort of condition. Enjoy and remember. Hopefully you won’t be there to many times in your career.

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