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The Art of Journeying

The Art of Journeying

Richard Harpham is a human powered adventurer , outdoorsman and motivational speaker who has completed over 9,000 miles of journeys by canoe, kayak, bike and on foot. His journeys have seen him sea kayak 1000 miles from Vancouver to Alaska, cycle part of the Sahara by Fat Bike, Canoe the Yukon River and lots more closer to home. www.richadventure.com

Playing in very large Sand Pit

We sleep well after another vegetarian salad feed and the obligatory mint tea,  and a hot shower to wash away the desert grime.  Morning arrives and we grab a black coffee.  The back of the Auberge is literally about 50 metres from the sand and a small herd of camels.   It is pretty exciting and not every day you can find this at your back gate.  The locals tell us that this is the end point for the infamous Marathon De Sable, The Desert Marathon, Approx 150 gruelling miles. We finish our coffee and decide to try the bikes in the sand.

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