Leaving in the late afternoon when the sun was slightly less strong, we climbed onto our designated camels and set off. We were on the camels for about 2 hours as we trekked out to our Bivouac – a permanent tented camp in the middle of the desert. It was a relief when we arrived after 2 hours on camel back we were all fairly uncomfortable by this point…
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_Nevertheless we jumped off and checked out the camp, very impressed with the facilities and having the whole place to ourselves, we found the resident set of ski’s and decided to have ago and sand skiing. After panting and puffing all the way up the nearest dune carrying skis, it wasn’t an activity I stuck at for very long, but it was fun while it lasted and turns out its fairly easy, the hardest thing was getting up speed.
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_We watched the sun set with cold beer in hand and headed into the tents for a huge and very tasty tagine dinner. We spent the rest of the evening sitting around the fire, drinking copious amounts of mint tea, smoking shisha and trying to teach the Moroccan guides the words to Wonderwall, in return for them trying to teach us the words to the Tac Tac song they constantly chanted around the house. We got a fairly early night and got up at 5.15 the next morning to climb back up the tallest dune (minus the ski’s this time) and watch the sunset, watching the shadows and colour of the dunes changing was breath taking and made for some amazing photos.
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