Etoile des dunes
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... straight through the desert. Well, road....yes on the map it was a road, but in reality the road was sometimes not even visible and we were just driving through the desert hoping to pick up the track again. On this second piste we really faced a couple of major obstacles in the form of even deeper ditches.
For the first ditch we encountered we took our shovels and worked together to create a crossable point for our cars. After some hard work we managed our ...
... in silence. Later we discussed this and found that this would be in formal situations, not amongst friends. That was relieving to hear, as there was lots of laughter and discussion through the lunch. The food was great. Ahmed's wife did not join us and stayed in the kitchen. We tried our best to eat with one hand. Our poor eating skills were obvious and they very patiently showed us the right way, much to ...
... and on to Errichidia where we stopped for a picnic lunch to feast on the goodies purchased from the supermarket the night before, a motley concoction of tuna, soft cheese and mayonnaise on fresh bread bought along the way. Vince and I topped it off with fresh mangoes. Our route took us past large lakes with Aqua coloured water used to generate hydroelectric power amidst dry arid desert and Craggy mountains. Once we reached Merzouga ...
... seemed to have an inbuilt sat nav device in his head. We marveled at the way he would just drive off road across the desert dunes to a particular location with no roads or even pistes to follow. When we asked him how he found his way around, he just laughed and said "It's all in my head!", confirming our not-very-scientific biological sat nav theory.
The diversity of the geology and landscapes within a very small area of desert was ...
... We were also just delighted to stop and sit back in the spacious Cafe Restaurant du Sud and enjoy a salad lunch and a cool drink. The cafe staff, friends of Mohamed, were extremely pleasant and friendly, as were the numerous cats which were allowed to roam freely throughout the cafe.
When Mohamed escorted us to a fossil shop however, our hearts sank. We were really tired and the last thing we needed was to do any more sightseeing or more ...
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