Posts Tagged ‘desert’

Boys will be boys at Erg Chegaga Dunes

Boys will be boys at Erg Chegaga Dunes

Day 8 of the Dakhla Challenge was spent in the sand. We drove on off-road route MS7, drove through Mhamid  to Erg Chegaga across the salt flats of  Lac Iriki ending the day in Foum Zguid. The boys spent a good hour playing in the tall sand dunes at Erg Chegaga. I couldn’t help but […]

Stuck in the Sahara!

Stuck in the Sahara!

What fun is driving through the desert if you don’t get stuck in the sand? We learned it is best to dig with your hands (gardening gloves can be helpful) and if you are really stuck a piece of old carpet can help if placed under the back tires. And of course you will need […]

Sahara Drag Race!

Sahara Drag Race!

Who won? Watch this video and cast your vote! What is the speed limit in the desert? Honey Badger don’t care!

Sunset on the Sahara

Sunset on the Sahara

Photo of the week: Sunset on the Sahara. Photo credits to Gordon Downie. To see more photos from Daz 7 of the Dakhla Challenge CLICK HERE.

The TRUE Sahara – MS6 Route, Day 7 Dakhla Challenge

The TRUE Sahara – MS6 Route, Day 7 Dakhla Challenge

According to Chris Scott’s Sahara Overland book, offroad route MS6 would give us a taste of the TRUE Sahara. The route runs dangerously close to the Algerian border (10 km away). It was an awesome ride! This is what we saw along the way… Herd of camels Mirages – they really do exist! Vast empty desert […]

How to tie an Arab headscarf

How to tie an Arab headscarf

Wearing a headscarf in Morocco is a cultural tradition for both women and men but also very practical when you find yourself in the middle of a Sahara sandstorm. In this video, Thomas demonstrates how to properly tie an Arab headscarf.

Moroccan culture found inside a Berber home

Moroccan culture found inside a Berber home

I was surprised that Yousof was still there when I awkwardly emerged from the rear window of the 4Runner, blinded by the early morning sun. It was Day 7 of the Dakhla Challenge. It seemed he might have stayed at our camp all night. I wondered if his mother had worried when he hadn’t return […]

Desert Oasis in Morocco

Desert Oasis in Morocco

Photo of the week: Desert oasis in Morocco

Challenge Accepted – Challenge Completed … DAKHLA!!!

Challenge Accepted – Challenge Completed … DAKHLA!!!

Honey Badgers have crossed the finish line in Dakhla, Western Sahara successfully completing the Dakhla Challenge and an AMAZING adventure! We drove offroad across 5000 + km of dramatically changing and challenging beautiful terrain; through lush green valleys, snowy mountain tops, rocky riverbeds, steep hills, vast mountain ranges, towering gorges, Berber villages, giant sand dunes, […]

Aussie RT Day 27 – Pinnacles Hide and Seek

Aussie RT Day 27 – Pinnacles Hide and Seek

Nambung National Park is home to the Pinnacles Desert, where thousands of limestone pillars rise mysteriously over vast yellow sand dunes. No one knows for certain where they came from and scientist have a few theories of their creation. The Pinnacles are believed to have formed underground, possibly up to 500,000 years ago during the […]

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