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Geotag Icon Gallery: Cycling across the Sahara

Photographs posted by on Aug 24th, 2009

A few of our favourite photographs from our ten weeks in the Sahara – cycling the Atlantic route from Guelmim in Morocco to Nouakchott in Mauritania. Photographs by Huw Williams and Bex Sumner.

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Geotag Icon Wildlife: Subdesert Toad

audio, wildlife posted by on Aug 13th, 2009

Bufo xerosWe’ve tentatively identified this toad as Bufo xeros, the Subdesert Toad. Our identification was visual and based on written descriptions of the toad’s call but, as always, we are happy to be corrected. These toads were numerous and very vocal through the night and in the early morning at Terjit Oasis in the Mauritanian Sahara.

Species: Bufo xeros
Common name: Subdesert Toad
Date and time recorded: 06:20 local time, 9th August 2009
Location: Terjit Oasis, Mauritania (view on map)
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Geotag Icon Seven days in the Sahara

Blog posted by on Jun 18th, 2009

Well, we’ve had dust storms and drizzle, suspected dehydration and sunburnt toes, a smashed laptop screen and a broken front rack bracket, stunning landscapes and more stars than either of us has seen in a long time.



Geotag Icon Cycling through a changing country

Blog posted by on May 27th, 2009

A cliff-top tree near the surfer hideaway of Immessouane, Morocco. © Listen to Africa

I’m writing this on the balcony of a small apartment in Agadir, southern Morocco. I have geraniums around me and palm trees in front of me and, just inside, there’s a cool, breezy apartment – with a bath! And a fridge!