Trans-Saharan Puppy Special

We left Dakhla, Western Sahara, and headed south down the desert highway into Mauritania. By now the continual buffeting from strong winds and penetrating sand was getting to us, and we began to yearn for some greenery.

On the way we met lots of puppies.

P1100216

The steeds looking resplendent as we left Dakhla.

P1100228

A brief windy stopoff and some awkward posing for a selfie at the Tropic of Cancer!

P1100232

P1100237

puppyspecial

Petrol station pups – how many can snuggle in a bucket?

P1100254

Oh just one more…

P1100272

Lichen on gemstones yo

P1100316

P1100277

Domestic bliss.

P1100296

We found paradise in Mauritania. Also home of the largest and tastiest grilled fish of the trip so far.

P1100304

Nothing like (another) sleepy puppy for some good R&R

P1100311

Naww

P1100312

P1100319

Diawling National Park, Mauritania. The bumpy track made for slow progress, but with just 40km to the Senegal border where we planned to spend the night and an incredible array of wetland birds, we were happy to dawdle.

P1100342

Warthog!

P1100356

Senegal coucal

P1100366

Yellow-crowned gonolek

P1100370

P1100365

Lunch, more puppy love…

P1100376

The piste to Senegal

P1100385

Border puppies at Diama…

P1100388

and just one more to sign off…




Advertisements

One thought on “Trans-Saharan Puppy Special

  1. More amazing pictures! How could you resist the pups? How many did you stuff into your rucksacks? Dear little things. Hope though that you thought twice about getting a pet warthog! Sinister fellow!
    Congrats, Alice, on the forthcoming publication… feather in your cap – well done. I think you could also get someone interested in publishing the photos and comments that you have gathered on the blog – they would make a fantastic book.
    Think Geoff has said how cold it is here – I think he wishes he was in the warm with you guys – sooooo much geography for him to look at!
    Continue to take care. I will check Allyson’s email for you. Jane has sent you ours…
    love and xxxxxx Jude

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s