Sunset In The Sahara

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Sunday 30 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

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Having travelled across some interesting terrain in various countries on different continents, nothing quite prepares one for the sheer beauty of the desert, especially if it has text-book like sand dunes stretching as far as the eye can see – it’s really quite stunning in it’s simplicity.

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Of course, what better way to appreciate a desert, than from perched uncomfortably atop a stroppy old camel. Actually, Uncle Spike’s love of the species dromedary goes way back before these North African trips, so it was a no-brainer; some things just had to be done.

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Trekking for hours under the sun can be weary at best, but if you ever get the chance for an evening stroll into the desert by camel, do it – it’s awesome. With zero noise, apart from the various orchestral noises a camel seems to be able to make from every orifice that is, you really get to sense the tranquillity and forebodingness of these vast oceans of sand. Great fun for all the family too…

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Whether you are just sat there taking it all in, or trying to ‘run’ up or down the dunes, or simply clicking away with the camera – I have yet to meet anyone who has been unimpressed by the whole ambiance of the desert… especially when the sun is setting.

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And then you turn around and the moon is rising 🙂

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For other posts about this part of the world, click this link, Africa

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28 thoughts on “Sunset In The Sahara

  1. So uncluttered and expansive, although that daytime heat would be too much for me and I’d probably get dune-sick riding on the back of a camel!

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  2. I. Greenwald says:

    Extremely beautiful. Still wondering about the guy dragging someone thru the desert.

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  3. Miia says:

    Have you done Algerian Sahara? I did Djanet-Tamaranset with my now husband and two Tourags. Yet to write about it in my blog… but VERY POWERFUL. We got lost in a sand storm and then the car broke down… for a while…

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  4. Dead gorgeous. Thank you.

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  5. Ninna says:

    It’s really gorgeous! I have never seen a desert other than on movies or on pictures. And I think nothing like this!

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  6. I have never been to a desert or anything similar to that 🙂

    I feel like I should experience it, seeing your images…

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  7. oldpoet56 says:

    These are beautiful pictures, thank you for posting them.

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  8. Amy Pinkrose says:

    Incredible shot, Uncle Spike. I love the colors in this. xx

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  9. Amazing pics! I thought I might like to do this camel ride, even though I know they can be “stroppy.” I had to laugh at you “the various orchestral noises a camel seems to be able to make from every orifice.” I’d probably fall off laughing. 😯

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  10. bmagpub says:

    Simply stunning! One day, I hope to experience this myself! (just had to have another look at your photos)

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