Desert Transport...  

rm_muffin162 55M
564 posts
5/20/2006 9:49 am

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7/15/2006 4:49 pm

Desert Transport...

YES YES I know i am still banging on about my bird spotting,but looking back through my blog it has taken me nearly 3 weeks to get it all arranged to how i like it,now i can just go on flkrs website and do just that, flick about,you do not have to follow any set way, just go and look at whatever takes your interest,some of the pics have story's with them,i like this one..

Bahai,Chad/Sudan border July 2004.We had traveled North from Abeche to find 20,000 Dafur refugees camped in the wadi outside this tiny desert hamlet and spent the night in the UNHCR compound under the stars,but we weren't the only travelers on the road.

These transports come down across the desert from Libya,loaded with anything and everything conceivably tradable,they crawl sometimes doing no more than 15 or 20 MPH across the dunes and the desert tracks,across vast stretches of uninhabited Sahara,through areas rife with landmines and bandits,across disputed militarized zones and along this road that leads them along the frontier with Dafur then and now the Worlds worst humanitarian disaster.Yet someone they make it through.I have such respect for the endurance of the drivers and passengers [ yes passengers,usually perched like insects atop the chaotic mound of cargo ] who travel what has to be the most inhospitable route on earth.

Well..its pub time for Muffins..BRB.

Wackytits 52F

5/20/2006 11:42 am

Have one for me. xx

rm_muffin162 55M
763 posts
5/21/2006 3:54 am

Well Wacky xx,i had a couple of pints for you,then i had a couple of pints for Helga,then a couple of pints for Qguy,then a few pints for me,then a few pints for someone else,but by then i had forgot there name....

interbev 40F

5/23/2006 7:37 am

Sounds like you've lived a really adventurous life, muffinduffer. We're you a soldier?

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