We set our alarms for 6:30 am to give us enough time to climb the sand dunes for sunrise. When we fumbled out of the van, we couldn’t see anything in front of us. Almost out of nowhere, a line of camels appeared right in front us and honestly scared the crap out of us a little.
Since we couldn’t see much, we immediately started to follow the line of six camels and the tour guide. The sky started to lighten up and the colors… THE COLORS… and silhouettes were amazing. It was so awesome.
The sand is really cold in the early morning so I wore shoes instead of flip flops. And can I wiggle my toes? Nope. So much sand that wiggling toes is impossible right now.
But that’s okay. Who needs to wiggle anyways when this is your view.
I was a little grumpy at 6:30 but waking up early for a Saharan sunrise was well worth it. And we left the kids back in the van so it was a mini date for us.
Loved watching the progression of colors in the sky.
Camels loose and eating shrubs while their riders climb the dunes for a better view.
We were all alone when the sun popped out but then other visitors showed up on our dune after a bit.
I think it was the 2nd tallest dune here. The tallest was too far and a much steeper climb.
Break time for the camels (actually they are dromedaries).
Such pretty light in the morning.
And so many footprints in the morning too before they become trampled by humans and camels during the day.
And back to our campground Haven La Chance for a slow day of recovering from waking up early. Ha.
Thanks for following along,