Algeria via France/Italy/Tunisia: November - December 2000
The convoy of 3 Defender 110s, 1 Discovery
and 2 Toyotas
Special thanks to
Bernhard Loersch for
the kind reproduction
of many of these
photos - marked 'BL'
Roman colosseum, El Djem Tunisia
Algeria is not necesserily an immediate choice as a holiday destination, but if you like deserts it is hard to beat. The Tadrart area south east of Djanet has
breathtaking sand dunes that change colour with the light of day.
Algeria can be very dangerous, so check on the latest situation before you go. We were the first British convoy to enter Algeria for 10 years, but the French,
Germans and other Europeans are more regular visitors.
Jan and I were happy to join a convoy of 6 vehicles organised by Chris Scott, the famous British Saharan traveller and writer (see Links).
Others on the trip were: Martyn, Ron, Sue & Roger, Terry & Janet and Bernhard.
Unfortunately, Ron had a very bad accident
crossing dunes in a remote area, becoming
airborne and landing from a great height.
It took a day to get him medical help
and a week to get him flown home via In
Amenas and Algiers - with thanks to the
British Embassy for providing security.
Thankfully Ron is no longer the 'English
Patient' and has recovered well, now
enjoying overlanding in Land Rovers again.

< Bernhard's excellent photo simulation shows
Ron's flight path.
Although Ron's Defender was seriously
bent, its 50 year old design heritage and
class beating strength saved Ron's life...
It managed to get out of the desert with only
2-wheel drive and the front wheels pointing
in different directions !   
Click on Thumbnails
to enlarge photos...
Below is a pin-board of photos, showing some of the amazing scenery...
Ice Cold in Nefta !
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Driving through the breathtaking desert scenery of south eastern Algeria
Chris
Scott