From the Journals...Tiguentourine, Algeria. February 4, 1986

November 23, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

 

Sand Dunes, Sahara Desert, Tiguentourine, AlgeriaSahara Sand Dunes We had a short travel day today, which was nice for a change. We pulled into our camp, in the dunes just outside Tiguentourine, at about 12:30.

We are about 35 miles from the Libyan border after passing within 25 miles at In Amenas. It is really beautiful--fascinating to watch the sand blow over the surface of the dunes. 

Sand Dunes, Sahara Desert, Tiguentourine, AlgeriaSahara Sand Dunes Lunch was a confusing affair--macaroni salad served in the truck without telling everybody. General lack of communication. Truck was packed with people to avoid the wind. Very claustrophobic, and I had to get out.

We went for a peaceful walk in the dunes, and then sat in the sun relaxing for some time. Decided to climb the big dune above camp. It is quite a view, and since we had waited until later, the light was much better. We sat for a bit on top, then we goose-stepped down so that I could help Graham with dinner since it was our turn to cook. 

We did a 3-course affair--onion soup, rice with tomatoes, pepper, veggie sauce, and orange cobbler and custard for “pudding” as the Brits say. It’s the second day in a row for a 3-course meal--we’ll all get fat.

Sleeping under the stars tonight. A great way to end another great day.

Sandmatting truck in dunes of Sahara Desert. Tiguentourine, Algeria.Stuck in a Rut A behind-the-scenes look at leaving camp. It’s not all fun and games!

 

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