Socotra-pped On An Island Paradise: Day 5 – Always Up to Nogud!

by | Nov 24, 2019 | November 2019: Socotra Island, Socotra Island, Way Way Off the Beaten Path, Yemen | 0 comments

 

This morning we woke up to a glorious morning on Dixsam Plateau:

 

 

After breakfast and accompanied by our new local friends, we drove a bumpy ride down to Wadi Derhur, a former famous camping spot before a major storm destroyed everything at the site:

 

 

From here we hiked through Fermahin – a forest of Dragon’s Blood trees.

 

 

We then returned back to the village for lunch, this time with freshly killed goat:

 

 

After lunch we drove towards the Southern coast at Nogud, which reminded me of the cliffs in Cape Town, South Africa.

 

 

Stopping at the big sand dunes of Sahek and Hayf at Amak Beach, we took a brief swim in the sea.

 

 

Nearby is the Cave of Dagub:

 

 

We then returned for dinner and overnight in Dixsam, surrounded by Dragon’s Blood trees.

 

 

- At time of posting in Nogud, Socotra, it was 26 °C - Humidity: 13% | Wind Speed: n/a | Cloud Cover: clear

 

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