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Favourite desert?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by lanokia, Nov 28, 2015.

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What is your favourite desert?

  1. Sahara

    1 vote(s)
    10.0%
  2. Gobi

    1 vote(s)
    10.0%
  3. Mojave

    2 vote(s)
    20.0%
  4. Atacama

    1 vote(s)
    10.0%
  5. Australian

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Kalahari

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Arabian

    1 vote(s)
    10.0%
  8. Antarctica

    3 vote(s)
    30.0%
  9. Swindon

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Other

    1 vote(s)
    10.0%
  1. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    In recognition of a very basic spelling error that I nearly made, but for my wife spotting it in time, I bring you another poll thread!

    A geography type poll.
     
  2. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    I have a bit of Sahara desert in a fancy bottle. I have been to the Sahara twice in Morocco and once in Libya, I like the wide open space.
     
  3. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    Penguins.
     
  4. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    An ex-colleague gave me a rather nice little red glass with Saharan sand in it, very fine, not coarse at all.
     
  5. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Arabian, specifically the Rub al Khali, where I used to take my old Series 3 SWB Land Rover for weekend treks.
     
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  6. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    I just want to tell you that I have got a tube with layers of different coloured sand from Alum Bay in the Isle of Wight which isn't a desert but lanokia's post reminded me of it.
     
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  7. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    I've got an elephant and a star filled with sand from there.
    We went on the cable car down to the bottom and my then 3 year old took her shoe off and threw it on the way down. It's still there I expect.
     
  8. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    The memory of that cable car still fills me with terror! The day we went on it my 2 year old son and his 3 year old cousin ran ahead of us and got into a cable car (it was not enclosed but just had a rail to hold onto and the person 'in charge' of the ride was clearly not paying attention)) which moved off. I and my sister missed the next car and got on the next. We then watched the two little ones in the car ahead worrying that they would fidget and fall out. We were afraid to shout out to tell them to hold tight in case it made them turn round and lose their balance. By the time we got to the bottom I was shaking with fright and couldn't stand up. The children were fine. That was 44 years ago, long before Elf and Safety came in.
     
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  9. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    There is a comma missing in my post after 'in the car ahead' and it alters the meaning. The children weren't worrying. We adults were.
     
  10. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    I hated it too. I was clinging to my daughter in terror all of the way down but at least she was next too me. I feel a bit sick just reading what happened to you! I'd never go on it again.
     
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  11. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    Nor would I! I wonder if the cars are enclosed now or if it's the same as it was then. In fact I wonder if it's still there- so much of the Island's coastline has been eroded and whole chunks have fallen into the sea.
     
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  12. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    Drove through/across Mojave a few years ago, mainly to get from one place to another. Ended up on Route 66 without realisation or intention - we only did it to go to 'towns with comedy value' Siberia, Bagdad, Cadiz and Goffs.

    I prefer my vistas to have a certain amount of green though.
     
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  13. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    They weren't enclosed 10 years ago when we were last year.
    There had been a large landslide in Ventnor, where we stayed, that looked pretty serious. Not sure I'd want to live that close to the edge:confused:
     
  14. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    My knowledge of the Mohave is based 100% from... Fallout New Vegas....

    Yeah
     
  15. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    Hee hee. Why else would we have also driven to Fargo?
     
  16. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Star commenter

    Why is our own British desert not listed?

    Gold star for the first person to correctly name it.
     
  17. jamiedoorknob

    jamiedoorknob Occasional commenter

    Larne

    Gold star for me.
     
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  18. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Star commenter

    It's good ... but it's not right.
     
  19. jamiedoorknob

    jamiedoorknob Occasional commenter

    Have you been to Larne?
     
  20. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    I can only think of Dungeness
     

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