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Day 11 + 12

sunny 35 °C

Left Nouahdhibou around noon and headed for the desert.
First fueled up the van and 4 jerrycans and bought loads of water and snacks to last us for 3 days.
Drove into the desert for about 3 hours and set up camp right next to a sand dune.
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At night we introduced our guide to carbid schieten which was a lot of fun. Our guide & Jim grilled us some sheep on the campfire.

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The next day we drove a long day through the Sahara, saw hundreds of camels and got stuck a couple of times. It seemed our guide sent us by purpose into soft sand spots, but ofcourse we'd make him pay by helping us push the car out of the sand!

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Halfway during the afternoon, the rear axle bolts of the Frisian Team Ee snapped and it took till sunset before fixed it. The bolts probably snapped beause of the huge amount of weight these guys carried with them. Enough food to feed the whole of Africa for a year ;-) and a complete spare engine. The rest of the teams all took over a bit of their weight for the rest of the Sahara trip.

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Because of the time we had to set up camp right next to the nearest sanddune. Together with another team that stopped to help us we build a big campfire with the wood we collected during the afternoon.

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Posted by Dennis78 10:56 Archived in Mauritania

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