Subscribe to a magazine

Driving Down The Highway

Back to article View Gallery
21 of 22
Hitting the final road was a joy even at 5 p.m., as it meant we could do dunes before nightfall if we were lucky. The mandated Egyptian Army and Tourist Police escort joined us, even though they looked more like tourists themselves in a newer Toyota Land Cruiser. Of course, that may have been part of their undercover plan so as not to draw attention to the expedition. A Jeep J-8 truck mounting a Browning M-2 would have been cool though, and more in the spirit of the Rat Patrol.