Returning the stones

Over the years I have collected hundreds of beautiful stones from different parts of Jordan that have decorated my home and garden.  Part of the aim of the Grand Farewell Tour was to return some of the stones back to the places (or close to the place) where I found them.

I took photos of each stone when they’d been put back in their rightful place and just to prove that I’m not making this up, below are the photos of all the stones returned.

It’s not particularly interesting for anyone else, but it has been a really nice way for me to remember the places I’ve been and the people I’ve adventured with.

A big basalt on the outskirts of Azraq that I collected with my sister
Sandstone from Wadi Araba with a high iron content making the stones look like metal
Sandstone from Wadi Araba with a high iron content making the stones look like metal. Isabelle was the one who lead me to these stones
The Wadi Araba sandstone in its original location
The Wadi Araba sandstones in their original location

Slag (the run off following copper smelting) in Feynan

Slag (the run off following copper smelting) in Feynan – back in its proper place.

Feynan
Feynan – the exact location where that stone came from
Small fossil returned to Siq al Muthlim in Petra
Small fossil returned to Siq al Muthlim in Petra
Wadi Rum sandstone
Sandstone from Wadi Rum somewhere…. I have to admit that I can’t remember exactly where this came from, but we picked a nice spot for its new home on our trip to climb Um Addami
Fossils returned to Wadi Siyagh in Petra
Fossils returned to Wadi Siyagh in Petra
Collection of small basalt stones from Wisad in the Eastern Desert
Collection of small basalt stones from Wisad in the Eastern Desert.
Wisad
Beside Wisad Pools
Wind-varnished rock from somewhere in the eastern desert, returned to a point between Wisad and Maitlands
Wind-varnished rock from somewhere in the eastern desert, returned to a point between Wisad and Maitlands.
Wind-sculpted rock that looks like a brain, returned to the eastern desert
Wind-sculpted rock that looks like a brain, returned to the eastern desert
This one I might have got wrong and returned to completely the wrong place in the eastern desert.
This one I might have got wrong and returned to completely the wrong place in the eastern desert – I know for sure it came from the eastern desert, but that’s quite a big place.
Big white chalky rock from Wadi Dhahek
Big white chalky rock from Wadi Dhahek

And when all the stones were returned to their proper places, we could finally leave Jordan.

The end.

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