Some scenes from a drive around Merzouga’s surrounds today.
Yes – dunes.
A boy with a captive desert fox.
The landscape on the edge of the desert varies considerably. The ranges in the background form a border to Algeria.
The remains of an old coal mining village. Quartz was also mined here and some people still live in the old houses.
Camels belonging to nomads graze on tree leaves.
We ate Berber pide for lunch.
The wind picked up during the afternoon and visibility dropped as sand and dust moved off dunes and rock masses.
There are fossil sites everywhere.
The sky turned a light mauve as the sand moved in across the quite desolate plains.