Sunday, July 27, 2008
My Sahara Trip Begins ...
We made it. Eastern Mauritania. Posts will be sporadic and dependent on a reliable satellite uplink.
Here's a Google Earth satellite image of the enormous wadi (seasonally dry river valley) we are entering in the photo above. Temperature at noon: 117 F.
We're camping along this ridge before taking on the salt pan at dawn. Our Tuareg guide says the black spot in the middle is an Algerian Army transport vehicle that was looted and burned by rebels last month.