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Camel Riding to Timbucktu

The Sahara starts at the vast sand dunes near M'hamid. These ships of the desert have a lumbering dignity that is rather spoilt by their smells and noises.

The wind was whipping the sand off the top of the dunes and stung our hands and legs and faces. You can see why the locals all wear headscraves and jelabahs. Couple of the chaps tried snowboarding down the dunes. Great fun going down - awful scrambling up again!

After I'd painted this I thought it had a biblical look about it. The three wise friends heading off (unwisely) without protection from the sun, or enough water!

Acrylic 2006. Timmy Mallett size 70 x 60cms (28 x 24")

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