Duration: 3 weeks
This is how dunes move, in background you can spot our vehicle.
One is seduced to call them camels, but they are dromedars as they miss one hump.
The play of light and shadow is really magic, I could never get tired of observing it.
The wind is constantly carving it.
These dried out trees become alive again during the very rare rainfalls in the desert.
My tent was my retreat for the trip except the nights on the ferry and our stay at Achmeds place.
Hard, wet sand gets formed by the wind and dries out and crumbles and gets blown away.
View from a small “dschebel” (hill) onto a sand plain
This was our ride for this expedition. A sturdy, reliable (though it’s a car built by Britons) and magnificent performer in difficult terrain.
This is a cozy desert cafe, where you can get ice-cold coke, hints and advices, repairs, a guide… And great, heart warming and true hospitality!
This fully custimzed Mercedes Benz Unimog offered two sleeping beds, more than 500 L fuel capacity and a large fresh water tank.
The sandy ridges of the dunes look like giant scales of a dragon.
This is an artificial “oasis” from a slightly sulfuric source.
Around the artificial lake splendid vegetation could be found, which attracted a lot of wildlife mostly birds.
Full moon rising at the lost lake at Ain Oudette