Category Archive: Mauritania

Jan 27 2015

It’s here, the book is here!

It’s here!  Really it is!  After tackling the writing, and the technical challenges of publishing, the book is finally available on Amazon. Your support during the writing and now for the launch has been amazing. Here is a little snippet for you to whet the appetite: “We drove south to M’Hamid for an unquestionably touristy …

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Jan 01 2013

Into Senegal we go


New Year’s Day 2013 Public holiday pretty much everywhere … so we thought it was a good day to travel!  And surely leaving Mauritania should be quicker than the 10.5 hours it took to enter. Nouakchott at 0730 on the-morning-after-the-night-before is deathly quiet … with small signs of a city coming to life.  Even with …

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Dec 31 2012

Parc Nationale du Banc d’Arguin


Nouckchott, Mauritania One of the motivators for our adventure is our love of wildlife and the natural environment.  Unfortunately, human activity is decimating both – rapidly – and so we planned to experience both where we can. Parc National du Banc d’Arguin (PNBA) (pronounced locally as bun-dar-gin with a hard g as in gull) is …

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Dec 31 2012


Nouakchott, Mauritania Our stay in Mauritania can be summed up as: WINDY – Mauritania was still as windy as we had experienced the last few days in Dakhla.  Never fear – at some point this wind must surely die down.  Camping, cooking and living outside the vehicle is somewhat less enjoyable with winds whipping up …

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Dec 28 2012

Towards Mauritania

On Boxing Day, we departed Dakhla for the Mauritanian border – a mere 350km away.  On the way, we stopped in to have a coffee with Crystal and Francesco (in their camper van) and then stopped in at Ocean Vagabond to say goodbye to Freya.  Then, onto the open road and head south. We didn’t …

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