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Only the increasing number of soldiers standing at random outposts in the desert and signs warning me of land mines indicated that I couldnt be far [from the Moroccan immigration post] (click to enlarge)
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Images of picture post-card dunes may romanticize the idea of travelling across this vast landmass, but in reality it is a harsh and inhospitable place, much like other deserts Ive cycled across (click to enlarge)
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Sahara Desert dwellings (click to enlarge)
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When Peter started to get out of the Sahara Desert he observed: The desert finally started to change. Trees, yes trees small and sporadic at first, slowly became larger and more numerous. (click to enlarge)
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The desert had finished but the heat had increased. I stopped to rest under the shade of an acacia tree and remained there for a good few hours. (click to enlarge)
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Sahara star gazing (click to enlarge)
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Peter Gostelow cycling out of the Sahara into Senegal

Posted: Mar 03, 2010 07:54 pm EST

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We are a desert people, we dont like the sea, a Mauritanian told Peter Gostelow, who thought the 5 km rubbish filled land from the sea to Mauritanias capital would be prime real estate in another country. Peter has pedalled 9000 km since he left London in Aug 2009. 2000 km of his cycling was through the Sahara in Africa. We dont like the seaPeter said the sea is invisible from Nouakchott, the capital of Mauritania. There is not even a hint that its 5km away. In any other city this 5 km would be prime real estate. In...

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