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    Three cars in the Tidikelt

    by JLBG Updated May 17, 2007

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    Our party was made of three cars, with 6 adults and 6 children. The three cars were my own Land Rover, a 4x4 Toyota and a small 2x4 Renault-5. Seven years before, we had done the same travel (the other way) in a party of 6 in two cars, one was my Peugeot 504 and the other a Citroën 2cv, none of them a 4x4. We had made the crossing easily, the 504 being (lightly) stuck only once and the 2 cv more often but being so light, it was easily helped.

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    Tit, ready for towing!

    by JLBG Written Mar 2, 2007

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    Tit, ready for towing!

    We had carefully prepared our travel and I had in the Land Rover not only a complete set of tools to fix any mechanical breakdown of one of the cars but also a tow-bar. It was actually great that we had it as I actually towed the Renault-5 for a good thousand kilometers, half of it on tracks or even off-road.

    Towing was easy for the Land-Rover but the passengers of the Reanult-5 were not really comfortable: to be driven 80-90 km/h stuck to another car hiding any view and to receive clouds of sand in the face was not the best part of the travel for them! But that was perfectly safe though a stone broke one of their head-lights!

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    Last ride before the sand wind!

    by JLBG Written Feb 28, 2007

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    Enlarge all three photos, you will see that the sand wind is increasing and that there will not be any other ride. In Spring (we were in April) sand winds, which were almost absent all winter long begin to blow. In summer again, they will not blow often neither but it is not advisable to visit the Sahara in Summer because of the heat.

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    Going down from a camel, what NOT to do

    by JLBG Written Feb 28, 2007

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    Going down from a camel, what not to do

    This photo shows exactly what a rider should NOT do! On this photo, the rider did not prepare himself (step 1).
    The photo of step 2 shows that the rider did not push on the neck of the camel with the feet and did not hold the camel's hump. He the cameleer does not help him, he will fall down and may be brake the expensive Nigerian saddle.

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    Going down from a camel, what to do

    by JLBG Written Feb 28, 2007

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    These two photos show how to go down from a camel.

    1- Before the camel folds his front leg, the rider must push firmly with its feet on the neck and hold strongly the hump tuft (first photo).

    2- When the camel folds suddenly his front legs, all the weight of the rider is on the feet and neck of the camel (second photo).

    3- Just after that, the camel will fold suddenly his back legs (sorry, no photo). The rider must lean forward as much as possible to forecast this movement. If he did not, he might fall backwards.

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    Young child on a camel

    by JLBG Written Feb 28, 2007

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    As a young child could not at the same time sit on the saddle and push on the camel's neck with his feet, he has to ride in another way, behind the hump and hold the tuft of hair on top of the hump. May be that would not be very comfortable for a long ride but for a few minutes, that is fine!

    Note that the background is becoming blurred, as the sand wind comes back!

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    Riding a camel

    by JLBG Written Feb 28, 2007

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    Our friend drove the camel by the leed (rahla) and the kids and adults that rode it had just to stay on the saddle. However, these three photos show well how a camel show be ridden , Saharian style (different from Middle East style). The saddle is arranged before the hump and the rider has both feet (bare or with soft shoes) pushing on the neck while on hand can hold the tuft of hair on top of the hump. When alone, the other hand is used to hold the rahla.

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    Camel taming

    by JLBG Written Feb 28, 2007

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    Camel taming

    Camels are usually not very nice animals. They do not enjoy to be harnessed (would YOU?), utter in with a very strong and unpleasant voice and moreover they can bite. Most of the time cameleers tame camels tightening the rope (rahla) they have in their nose. This cameleer used a technique I had never seen: as the nose of the camel, designed to stop the sand, is very soft, he pinched it strongly and the camel could not do anything wrong! Not very nice but efficient!

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    Registered camels

    by JLBG Written Feb 28, 2007

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    As camels roam more or less freely in the desert, they have to be identified. Here, in Tit, they had scars drawing geometrical marks on their neck and head. These marks looked like the fonts used by the Tuaregs, named Tifinagh. They allowed identification of the owner at first sight.

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    Camel harnessing

    by JLBG Written Feb 28, 2007

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    Camel harnessing

    One of the young men of the village proposed a camel ride for the kids (and for those of us that had never experienced riding a camel). He began to fix the Sudanese style Tuareg saddle on the back of the neck, just before the hump of the camel.

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    Tit, bedroom for twelve!

    by JLBG Written Feb 28, 2007

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    With the sand wind brewing, we were more than happy that villagers proposed us to spend the night inside their home. We were in a long and narrow room with the walls painted in white with a frieze of vegetal décor at the bottom. The soil was sand and very clean.

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    Tit, garden in the oasis

    by JLBG Written Feb 28, 2007

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    The photo shows that the each flower-bed (vegetable-bed?) in the oasis is framed with a 10 cm “wall” made of dried earth. It allows to water separately each bed and to adjust the input of the precious water to the water rights of its owner.

    If you look at the close-up (second photo), you will see that the vegetables are onions. Onions grown in the oasis are excellent and you can buy them on the markets. They are sweet and excellent to make a tomato salad with local tomatoes, local eggs and canned tuna (not local!)

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    Tit, framed with sand

    by JLBG Written Feb 28, 2007

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    The dunes around Tit are not very high but allow to have a nice view on the oasis. If you enlarge the photos, you will see that that it is windy and that the horizon is misty. That means that the sand wind is brewing! This is where the Renault-5 got a major breakdown with the accelerator’s cable that was jammed because of an electric short cut. This short cut had been given when the isolation of a wire going out of the battery had been worn out by the vibrations of the trail!

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    Tit

    by JLBG Written Feb 28, 2007

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    Tit

    Tit oasis is not larger than In-Ghar. The 1392 peoples inscribed on the voters lists that I mention in the introduction of this page are certainly not living in the oasis, which looked very quiet with not many people wandering around.
    Same as In-Ghar, Tit has also foggaret (see the map)

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    Teacher’s home in In-Ghar

    by JLBG Written Feb 28, 2007

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    We had been given the address of a Frenchman that was working as a teacher in the school of in-Ghar. He had been working in several oasis in the Sahara for more than 20 years and lived in a banco that nothing distinguished from the houses of other locals.

    As every local house, it had a small inner yard, to allow privacy (the first photo). His living room was very ascetic too (photos 2 and 3). He offered us mint tea while the kids of our party sat in the yard and we left him some books we had with us and that he had not read yet.

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