Caught the 6am bus for Wadi Rum. Got to the desert about 8am. Three Australian girls (Jody, Meradeth, and Karen) who had been staying at the same place in Petra were also on the bus and we decided to pool our resources for hiring a 4 WD and driver to take us out in the desert for the day and bring us back tomorrow. We found a driver, negotiated a deal, then hiked away from the government camp to be picked up (we'd way undercut the official price so he couldn't be seen by the tourist police picking us up). Had tea at our Taeg's (our driver) house while Jody went with him to get food for dinner. They took awhile because Jody had to wait at the store while they slaughtered and dressed the chickens.
My Cannon camera stoped working while climbing the sand dune. No idea what's wrong, it just makes a low beeping noise when I try to turn it on. I tried rewinding the film and putting a new roll in, but as near as I can tell all I did was waste a roll and a half of film (I'd only taken ten photos on the first roll - the last only taken ten minutes before the failure). I've now broken both my cameras in the space of two weeks. So much for redundancy.
The head ache I've had almost constantly for the last thirteen days (since my second day in Jerusalem) has been getting steadily worse. I'd decided it was a sinus infection and borrowed a first aid book to verify the symptoms (they match) so I started the antibiotics (ofloxin) that I have in my first aid kit. Hopefully in five days it should be all better. I'm starting to get a bit anxious as I want to be able to dive the Red Sea in either Aqaba or Dahab, which are only a few days ahead.