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February 3: driving in the sand and camping at the beach

posted Feb 3, 2013, 2:35 PM by Andras Kalmar   [ updated Feb 17, 2013, 1:25 PM ]
Today would have been our last chance to do some nice dune driving, but unfortunately the security measures in Mauritania don't allow individual cars to drive alone. We have to drive in a convoy escorted by the army with machine guns and kalashnikovs. I don't think those soldiers could help us in case of a serious attack, but at least they are keeping away nasty children asking for petite cadeau and give our families at home the feeling that we are well protected and safe ;-)

The camp today is on a beautiful beach surrounded by dunes. We had to wait for low tide to come here and hence arrived in complete darkness, I am looking forward to seeing the beach tomorrow in daylight.