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Dani K.
11-30-2005, 03:30 AM
Another day, another trip. But this time away from the mountains and the snow, in sunny Qatar. Great weather. Hooked up with some friends and took the kids to a fun day at the beach. I hope you'll like the pictures.

Making sure that everything is there. Sure holds a lot of stuff.


http://volvoxc.com/volvo_photo_gallery/albums/userpics/DSCF4010.JPG

Waiting for some friends to catch up.
http://volvoxc.com/volvo_photo_gallery/albums/userpics/DSCF4011%20%282%29.JPG

Everybody is almost here.
http://volvoxc.com/volvo_photo_gallery/albums/userpics/DSCF4015.JPG

Scenic drive.
http://volvoxc.com/volvo_photo_gallery/albums/userpics/DSCF4016.JPG

Almost there.
http://volvoxc.com/volvo_photo_gallery/albums/userpics/DSCF4019.JPG

The weather was great.
http://volvoxc.com/volvo_photo_gallery/albums/userpics/DSCF4069.JPG

Obviously the Alfa Romea and Passat could not make it to the sandy area. They had to stay in the back.
http://volvoxc.com/volvo_photo_gallery/albums/userpics/DSCF4089.JPG



Ready to dive?
http://volvoxc.com/volvo_photo_gallery/albums/userpics/DSCF4218.JPG
http://volvoxc.com/volvo_photo_gallery/albums/userpics/DSCF4215.JPG

A nice long beach

http://volvoxc.com/volvo_photo_gallery/albums/userpics/DSCF4226.JPG

Getting a tan.
http://volvoxc.com/volvo_photo_gallery/albums/userpics/DSCF4236.JPG

Almost going for a swim.
http://volvoxc.com/volvo_photo_gallery/albums/userpics/DSCF4238.JPG


http://volvoxc.com/volvo_photo_gallery/albums/userpics/DSCF4242.JPG

Now the real fun begins. Drifting on the sand.
http://volvoxc.com/volvo_photo_gallery/albums/userpics/1024x682-IMG_2724.jpg

Very smooth. RPM not going above 3500 area.
http://volvoxc.com/volvo_photo_gallery/albums/userpics/1024x682-IMG_2725.jpg

Very easy to manoeuver
http://volvoxc.com/volvo_photo_gallery/albums/userpics/1024x682-IMG_2731.jpg


http://volvoxc.com/volvo_photo_gallery/albums/userpics/80x80-IMG_2726.jpg

The fun is over. Time to go back.
http://volvoxc.com/volvo_photo_gallery/albums/userpics/DSCF4288.JPG

XCS
11-30-2005, 08:00 AM
:cool: Your car looks great!

And they said the XC was no good in the sand.

Thanks for sharing a look at your part of the world. :)

I think, I would miss the snow and the trees.

11-30-2005, 10:35 AM
Dani, those pictures are great. Really nice to see life in your end of the world.

John

Art
11-30-2005, 10:38 AM
Nice photos DaniK! Makes me green with envy as the mercury dipped to -21C this morning here. :(

Thanks for sharing. :)

Dani K.
12-01-2005, 10:37 AM
I'm glad you liked the pictures. By the way I wanted to jack wash the car from all the sand on the way back, but when I jacked the car, I realised that no sand was stuck underneath the car. Check it out for yourself:

http://www.volvoxc.com/volvo_photo_gallery/albums/userpics/DSCF4322.JPG

Cool :cool:

Oh and by the way, this is as snowy as it could get in Doha. :D

http://www.volvoxc.com/volvo_photo_gallery/albums/userpics/DSCF4326.JPG
I am plannig a trip to the desert tomorrow. Real BIG sand dunes. Not sure if the XC could make it though. I will let you know once I'm back (with or without the XC:) ).

Basically, I will be doing something like that:

http://www.volvoxc.com/volvo_photo_gallery/albums/userpics/dwndune_edited.jpg

http://www.volvoxc.com/volvo_photo_gallery/albums/userpics/surfing_the_dunes.jpg

Dani K.
12-05-2005, 03:49 AM
Judging from your silence, it seems that no one on this forum believes that this is possible. I am sorry to prove you wrong :D . Guys you have no idea what an incredible car you are driving. The XC is not an AWD with limited capabilities. The reviews were all wrong:) .


Keep watching this space as you will soon see some unbelievable pictures.