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Somaliland Highway 2 - Berbera to Sheekh

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D/Hoose ee Berbera G. Saaxil - road sign leaving Berbera
D/Hoose ee Berbera G. Saaxil - road sign leaving Berbera
Day trip from Berbera to the mountains and the town of Sheikh
Day trip from Berbera to the mountains and the town of Sheikh
It doesn't take long to reach the first foothills
It doesn't take long to reach the first foothills
The Berbera Cement Factory's sign if much more functional looking than the factory itself
The Berbera Cement Factory's sign if much more functional looking than the factory itself
Berbera Cement Factory - somewhere between ruined and neglected
Berbera Cement Factory - somewhere between ruined and neglected
Coastal bushland giving way to rocky hills
Coastal bushland giving way to rocky hills
Mountains rising to the south of Berbera
Mountains rising to the south of Berbera
Eroded pinnacle
Eroded pinnacle
Small roadside mosque
Small roadside mosque
Scenic Somaliland
Scenic Somaliland
Approaching a bridge along Somaliland Highway 2
Approaching a bridge along Somaliland Highway 2
The bridge crosses a broad sandy wadi, a dry riverbed
The bridge crosses a broad sandy wadi, a dry riverbed
Goats crossing the waterless wadi
Goats crossing the waterless wadi
Wadi Panorama, Somaliland
Wadi Panorama, Somaliland
White puffy clouds in the blue sky over the desert hills
White puffy clouds in the blue sky over the desert hills
Road maintenance lacking - Somaliland Highway 2
Road maintenance lacking - Somaliland Highway 2
Rocky cliffs
Rocky cliffs
Panoramic view
Panoramic view
Passing by a smaller wadi
Passing by a smaller wadi
Scenery along Highway 2
Scenery along Highway 2
Serpentine road leading up to a hilltop transmission tower
Serpentine road leading up to a hilltop transmission tower
UN World Food Programme Food for Assets Project in the village of Geelo Kor
UN World Food Programme Food for Assets Project in the village of Geelo Kor
Village of Geelo Kor, Somaliland
Village of Geelo Kor, Somaliland
Roadside Camel, Somaliland
Roadside Camel, Somaliland
Troop of Baboons in a field along Highway 2, Somaliland
Troop of Baboons in a field along Highway 2, Somaliland
Baboon sitting in a field by a bush
Baboon sitting in a field by a bush
Hamadryas (Papio hamadryas) are the species of baboon found in Somaliland
Hamadryas (Papio hamadryas) are the species of baboon found in Somaliland
Hamadryas Baboon (Papio hamadryas) on the lookout
Hamadryas Baboon (Papio hamadryas) on the lookout
Ruined building at the base of the mountains on the road from Berbera to Sheikh
Ruined building at the base of the mountains on the road from Berbera to Sheikh
Ruined building at the base of the mountains on the road from Berbera to Sheikh
Ruined building at the base of the mountains on the road from Berbera to Sheikh
The road from Berbera to Sheikh
The road from Berbera to Sheikh
Arid landscape, Somaliland
Arid landscape, Somaliland
Dirt bypass though a gully around a closed bridge
Dirt bypass though a gully around a closed bridge
The bridge which is bypassed, Somaliland Highway 2
The bridge which is bypassed, Somaliland Highway 2
Modest dwelling at the base of the mountains
Modest dwelling at the base of the mountains
Laundry Day
Laundry Day
From the coast, the road gradually reaches an elevation of 2500 feet before the big ascent begins after around 55 km
From the coast, the road gradually reaches an elevation of 2500 feet before the big ascent begins after around 55 km
Somaliland Highway 2 then climbs an additional 2000 feet in around 10 km before reaching Sheikh
Somaliland Highway 2 then climbs an additional 2000 feet in around 10 km before reaching Sheikh
Somaliland's distinctive black headed sheep
Somaliland's distinctive black headed sheep
Panorama from the Sheikh ascent
Panorama from the Sheikh ascent
The village of Laaleys
The village of Laaleys
Somaliland Highway 2 climbing to the Sheikh Plateau
Somaliland Highway 2 climbing to the Sheikh Plateau
Switchback curve
Switchback curve
Panorama from Somaliland Highway 2
Panorama from Somaliland Highway 2
Somaliland Highway 2 in the mountains before Sheikh
Somaliland Highway 2 in the mountains before Sheikh
A small summit to climb for a view
A small summit to climb for a view
Viewpoint along Somaliland Highway 2 around 10 km prior to Sheikh
Viewpoint along Somaliland Highway 2 around 10 km prior to Sheikh
Big boulders
Big boulders
Somaliland Highway 2 in the mountains north of Sheikh
Somaliland Highway 2 in the mountains north of Sheikh
Wildflowers in the mountains
Wildflowers in the mountains
My guard taking aim on I don't know what
My guard taking aim on I don't know what
Somaliland Special Protection Unit (SPU) taking aim with his AK-47
Somaliland Special Protection Unit (SPU) taking aim with his AK-47
Lone Tree
Lone Tree
Somaliland Highway 2 climbing up towards Sheikh
Somaliland Highway 2 climbing up towards Sheikh
View of the foothills and plains to the north
View of the foothills and plains to the north
Somaliland Highway 2 climbing up towards Sheikh
Somaliland Highway 2 climbing up towards Sheikh
Not clear enough to see the Gulf of Aden
Not clear enough to see the Gulf of Aden
Somaliland Highway 2 climbing up towards Sheikh
Somaliland Highway 2 climbing up towards Sheikh
Panorama from the scenic viewpoint, Somaliland Highway 2
Panorama from the scenic viewpoint, Somaliland Highway 2
Somaliland Highway 2
Somaliland Highway 2
The road from Berbera to Sheikh and Burao through the mountains
The road from Berbera to Sheikh and Burao through the mountains
Lone Tree 2
Lone Tree 2
Roadside graffiti, some of which is election related
Roadside graffiti, some of which is election related
Sunlit hillside, Somaliland
Sunlit hillside, Somaliland
Welcome to Sheekh (see next gallery)
Welcome to Sheekh (see next gallery)
Silhouette of an acacia tree with a cloudy sky, Somaliland
Silhouette of an acacia tree with a cloudy sky, Somaliland
Crazy window tinting makes for an intense red filter
Crazy window tinting makes for an intense red filter
Evening view on the return trip from Sheikh to Berbera
Evening view on the return trip from Sheikh to Berbera
Evening light crossing a wadi in the foothills
Evening light crossing a wadi in the foothills
Evening scenery, Somaliland
Evening scenery, Somaliland
Sunset through the tinted windows
Sunset through the tinted windows
We made it back to Berbera only a little after sunset
We made it back to Berbera only a little after sunset
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