On the way to Qasr al Hajj, we drove through a severe sandstorm, reducing visibility to a mere 10 metres. The sand would blow across the road, causing dunes to appear, making for very hazardous driving conditions.
The sand is not good for contact lens wearers or cameras. Avoid going out into the storm!
Libya in general has a major problem with the disposal of its garbage, and we found it particularly bad a round this region. It appears that people just chick all their rubbish out of the car window - not just what they have at the time, but I am sure they must bring all their discraded stuff from home too!
A real eyesore!