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Our homes for the night, in pictures

Blog posted by on Jan 17th, 2010

A selection of photographs of places we’ve stayed during our first ten months on the road.



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 Western Sahara, in numbers

Blog posted by on Aug 24th, 2009

Belatedly, here’s the third in our “in numbers” series: what we ate, where we slept, how much (or little) we cycled and how many squashed lizards we saw in Western Sahara.



Geotag Icon Leaving Western Sahara: breezes, borders, bureacracy and… gerbils

Blog posted by on Jul 24th, 2009

Music and colour, sunlight and smiles, bureaucracy and political drama; we’ve reached West Africa – or at least, one of its far northern outposts in Mauritania.



Geotag Icon Soundscape: Sahara wind

audio, soundscapes posted by on Jul 22nd, 2009

If the sounds section of the website has been a bit quiet of late, it’s because pedalling through the Sahara has been anything but. Wind. Almost constant wind. And, even though it’s meant we haven’t been able to record any birds here, we’ve learned to love this sound; it’s usually a tailwind. This is the sound of the wind blowing through a pile of rocks that marked a junction between a sand track and the main road.

Recorded on: 9th July 2009, 20:10 local time.
Location: The Sahara, Western Sahara (view on map)
Copyright: Listen to Africa



Geotag Icon Gallery: the Maghreb in monochrome

Photographs posted by on Jul 21st, 2009

A bike’s eye view of the westernmost part of the Maghreb (the Atlantic route through Morocco and Western Sahara), taken during a 24,000 kilometre cycling journey across Africa. Photographs by Huw Williams and Bex Sumner, April to July 2009.

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Geotag Icon “What on earth are you doing out here?”

Blog posted by on Jul 12th, 2009

The road from Laayoune to Dakhla in Western Sahara is a desolate one, with little in the way of shade or water – but the roads are good, the traffic quieter, the temperatures gentler, and the wind gods are finally smiling on us.



Geotag Icon A wedding in Africa’s last colony

Blog posted by on Jul 3rd, 2009

19 days in Laayoune: eating camel, gatecrashing a wedding and trying to make sense of the perplexing situation in Western Sahara – Africa’s last colony.



Geotag Icon The journey so far

Blog posted by on Jun 30th, 2009

As we’ve now had visitors from over 100 countries and as quite a few of you have only recently started visiting the site, I thought now would be a good time to say hello, welcome, and we hope you enjoy following our journey over the next couple of years.



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.