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Photo by Josephine Flohr, Elephant at Camp, Namibia

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Photo by Josephine Flohr,
Elephant at Camp, Namibia

Trans Sahara Routes.

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Beach Piste in a 2CV

Another cool vid from Cyril & son.
"The longer you prepare [dig] the less you'll struggle".

Hard to believe 25 years ago this was the main road down the Mauritanian coast.

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Hope the 2CV got a good wash or it will have dissolved by now!

The owners of Zebra Bar in St Louis (Senegal) said it is also possible to drive from there right in to Dakar by beach piste, avoiding the road mayhem, but I never had a chance to try - wonder if anyone has?
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Nouredine from Loc in Marrakech told me one winter they rode most of the way from NKT to Dakar along beaches.

Certainly would be worth missing that road in north Senegal.
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Another great film by Cyril with a couple of fourbie 2CVs in northern RIM.
Many amazing discoveries.
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His latest is quite an adventure. I love the remote desert travel and dunes, great videos. But broken down in the Sahara...it is a good reminder that maybe I should not be so cavalier about solo travel.


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Not the first time for Cyril.
This was in the 90s on Dhar Tichit. The Dakar people found him.
MAURITANIE - Périple dans la Majâbat al Koubra - L'AVENTURE EN 2CV

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