Day 41. Sunday, 29th January. At Auberge Triskell in Nouakchott

Last night we spent a convivial evening having dinner with Didier and Pascale, the French couple also in a TD5 Defender, who are staying at Auberge Triskell too. Mousaka and salad was the offering of the evening. Accompanied sadly by non-alcoholic beer. Mauritania is a “dry” country.

Today there isn’t much of excitement to write about as it has been spent undertaking domestic duties. Hand washing, cleaning out the fridge, shopping for provisions and refueling. This was interspersed with following the Australian Open Tennis Men’s final. Won by the world’s best ever player, Novak Djokovic in just 3 sets against Stefanos Tsitsipas. Brilliant!

Adam emailed us some shots he has taken over the last few days, so as there is little else to report today, I will share some with you in this blog.

Caught on camera
The lady definitely didn’t want to be photographed.
I see no ships!!!…:)
Impromptu dance
Ruins of old Chinquetti
A wild camp site
After taking this pic of Camp Jemal, Adam tripped and tore a nasty gash in his arm on a rock but protected the camera. Good save..:)

Tomorrow we will set off south towards Senegal. We plan to wild camp en route and to be at the border in Diama reasonably early on Tuesday.

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  1. Loving the adventure. What’s the local food like in Mauritania? I expect, cooking for yourselves is safest? I have to admit…. I’d never heard of Mauritania until now. The wild camping sounds awesome!

    • Hi Logan,

      have sampled a few local dishes without repercussions, so so far so good. Jen’s a dab hand with the cooking so we are not too adventurous, food wise…:)

      Best to you three..:)

      Hi! to dad.

  2. As it happens I am going to be in Banjul from 3rd to 7th March (in my role as Chair of the Ardingly Old Jeshwang Assisting (and will of course pay a visit to my local old Redcoat chums

    I suspect you may have moved on by then but if not, perhaps we will bump into each other!

    • Hi! Lynn, great to hear from you.
      Perhaps we will have gone through The Gambia by the time you arrive. Will call in and introduce ourselves to Mansoor though and check out the freight facilities and hospital.


      Dennis & Jen

  3. Hi J and D,
    Sorry I haven’t been in touch sooner. I’m having trouble keeping up with your travels and reading you daily posts.
    Looking at Day 41 at the moment and lots of smiling faces so I assume all is well.
    Looks like a great trip so far, take care.

  4. Hey Mel,

    Got that property sorted and on the market yet? 🙂 Or too cold to do anything?
    Hope you exceedingly well and happy…:)


    • It’s never too cold to go fishing on the river Stour in Dorset, but the line freezing in the rod rings does make it a marginal decision. Unfortunately the target species thought it was so cold they didn’t want to feed.
      Yes, thanks well and happy.
      Will try a check in with you more regularly.
      Sounds like some of the paperwork and corruption is a pain in the arse, but I know you will prevail.

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