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Timbuktu 2015

Day 22 & 23 – 12&13 /2/15 – Banjul to London

So we have donated the cars to the local Rotary Club and all the contents to the only Scout camp in The Gambia, they were very grateful for the tents, sleeping bags, cooking equipment, water carriers, etc, Would recommend anyone who wants to see countries at their grass roots to do something like this, we … Continue reading »

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Day 22 – 11/2/15 – In Banjul, The Gambia – our last day

Our Last day in Banjul, went for a little walk around, and went up Independents Tower, from here you get a good view of Banjul, then we head back to the hotel to meet with the Charity to give the cars to, a mixed feeling of sadness and joy, we then go for a little … Continue reading »

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Day 21 – 10/2/15 – In The Gambia

We are staying at a scout camp, its the only scout group in the whole of The Gambia – they have a flag of Lord Baden Powell, and a Union Jack flying, we have breakfast with them and chat to them, we decide to give them all that we can out of the cars for … Continue reading »

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Day 20 – 9/2/15 – Dakar to The Gambia

So the Hotel was infested with mosquitos – great ! we had a really rough night as you can imagine, In the morning the chief of police comes and gets us at 07.30 and after more talks he now believes that we are intending to drive right through Senegal to The Gambia and not dump … Continue reading »

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Day 19 – 8/2/15 – St Louis to Dakar

We have decided to not head into Timbuktu, as the time it takes to cross each border has slowed us down so much, and we have been advised not to enter Mali, so we are now sticking to the west coast and heading south, not sure where we will finally end up, as it all … Continue reading »

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Day 18 – 7/2/15 – Nouakchott to St Louis

Phew Its so hot, about 35 degrees, we are sticky and smelly and exhausted with the constant red tape at all the borders, having to pay for this and pay for that each time we cross another border, and the time it takes to cross each border with no real organisation to any of it, … Continue reading »

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Day 17 – 6/2/15 – Heading to Nouakchott

Had a good nights sleep on the beach, but the sound of the sea all night long made us all need the toilet a lot !  Made breakfast and waited for the guide to direct us along the beach roads to the little remote villages, we came across a small fishing village and we gave … Continue reading »

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Day 16 – 5/2/15 – In Mauritania somewhere….

Left the campsite at Banc D’Arguin and headed south on the coastal road, there are a lot of crashed and dumped cars along this road, our guide takes us to a camp site, well just a few tents on the beach actually !  We make camp and chaz catches a large fish in the sea … Continue reading »

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Day 15 – 4/2/15 – Dakhla to Mauritania

Up early at 7am to re pack all the cars and collect a hitch hiker called Maud who is in Dakhla and wants a lift to Mauritania, its a 4 hr drive to the border crossing, on the way Dave gets a speeding fine, its 300 dirhams (£30) but we have no idea what the … Continue reading »

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Day 14 – 3/2/15 – Sahara Desert to Dakhla

Well an interesting night under canvas as Dave and Andrews tent had a Dung Beatle under the ground sheet which attempted to scratch its way through all night long…. So blearly eyed we make breakfast  and pack up to drive around a bit more, we found a watering hole for camels and an old watering … Continue reading »

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