Skip and Chris, being true malcontents, want to leave the trip and make their own way north. Good riddance to them I say!
We dropped them off over at the Algerian border then drove back over to the Niger side. Scottie’s plan is to hitch a ride back to Arlit and type up a letter of introduction on Kumuka letterhead paper.
We left him and spent all day out in the desert resting & brewing drinks to ward off dehydration.
We returned to the border post in the late afternoon to fill up with water from the bore then drove out to some nearby sand-dunes where we set up camp.