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The Travel Journal of Jacqui and Lars

 

Mauritania - 27 October, 2000

 

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Location Latitude Longitude Elevation

Travel Distance

Start Nouakchott (campsite in center of town) N1805.350' W01558.700' 27 m -
Finish Nouakchott (campsite in center of town) N1805.350' W01558.700' 27 m

Total:

6,792 km

 

Weather: Hazy, sunny and very hot.  The temperature is in excess of 42C. Warm/hot in the evening.

 

 

Daily Journal Entry:

Today is a quiet day.  In the morning after breakfast we finishing cleaning out the truck.  It is very dirty and needs the good cleaning out.  Dust and sand are everywhere.

 

While Jacqui goes and walks around town, Lars spends the afternoon working on the computer and the website.  As it is Friday, not much is open in town.  That evening, we try to go and update the website at two internet cafes, but we are unable to make it work.

 

After dinner, we go for a walk around the town near the campsite.  Things have started to pick up a bit, with lots of fruit stalls open, a few small markets and restaurants.

 

But we had a tough time sleeping tonight.  The heat had chase a number of people out from the rooms to the open air.  And then came the mosquitoes, whose buzzing (but not biting) was drowned out by the symphony of sounds around us - snoring, grunting, farting, giggling, rustling, turning, etc.

 

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