Stage 7 was a straightforward liaison following the coastal highway to the Morocco's southern border and into Mauritania. The old timers amongst up appreciated the speedy clearance on both sides of the frontier while the newcomers were in awe of the inhospitable strip of no-man's land separating the two countries. Tonight's bivouac is in the relative comforts of Bou Lanouar and the spectacular stage 8 to Atar will start tomorrow at dawn. The stage follows the iron ore railroad into the heart of the Sahara where extreme conditions will once more test the limits of endurance.
The data connection in Mauritania can be rather spotty and there might be some delays in our ability to post photos and videos over the next few days. But no worries, we will catch you up as conditions allow.