meteorites in Sahara is definitely not an easy job, but when loving the Desert
the same way as we do, it then becomes a real passion... Each expedition is
like an adventure that needs to be prepared long time before leaving Europe,
working on maps, satellite pictures available on the web.
trying to imagine how the selected spot will look like, wondering whether
we will have the chance to find some nice meteorites...
comes the "D" day ! The 4x4s are ready for action, and we take the
ferry to North Africa !
week drive to reach the spot and there we are... Maybe the choice of the season
was not the best one... SAND STORM !!! We cannot see further than few meters
ahead. Hopefully, with the help of the GPS and the walky-talkies, we stay
on the track and keep in touch with each other.
lucky, we get our first find after a few hours only. But most of the times,
we can stay 1 or 2 days without finding anything... Hard to get in a good
mood then !
best moment of the day arrives, when we stop, set the fire on for the bivouac,
prepare our meal and have a wonderful night under thousands of stars...
next day is another day, providing hopes and doubts, and finally... the first
several weeks hunting, it is then time to come back home, to bring our finds
to the "Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle" in Paris to have them
analyzed and then recorded in the
step is then to have some cut sections, thin blades and fragments or full
pieces ready for presentation on our web site &
not only look like an adventure, but it is one, with the real color, smell
and taste !!!