Riding back across the desert to the highway, we passed Sudanese on donkeys, donkeys grazing and camels
The Nile is visible from the highway at certain points. If there were not powerlines in the photo, the mudbrick houses along the Nile could be out of a Children's Bible
We followed Robyn, Izzy and Getenet along the highway. Robin wanted to show us their campsite about 40 minutes drive down the road.
|Back on the highway, Grant stopped at the motel with a pink plastic palm (last week's post) I popped indoors for a pit-stop and of course, took photos of the restaurant. There was nothing going on as it is still Ramadan|
Buying Cokes/sodas from the roadside shop/dukani just before we turned into the desert again
Africa in one of her best guises: land stretching as far as the eye can see, thorn trees, rocks and desert
Approaching the "campsite" where we had lunch
|As we arrived at the campsite I noticed a rock balancing precariously on another in the gap between the mountains|
A close-up of one rock balancing on another
I love the paperbark thorns so prolific in the desert. They provide good shade with the umbrella- shaped crown
The friends, Robyn, Izzy and Getenet, we made in the desert camped here on Sunday evening. We had lunch with them and then travelled home. Now we are also plannning a night sleeping out in the desert
Entering the outskirts of Khartoum we passed agricultural lands. And of course I had to snap the donkeys!
On the way home again. I can't wait for our next trip into the desert!
The Arabic word for mountain is Jbl (pronounced Jebel)