For most of the first 250 kilometres, there really wasn't much to see.
I did spot some unusual looking 'space-age type' metallic buildings, set back a kilometre or so from the road, but it was too windy and dusty to get a clear photograph. Gabriel explained that these were the weekend holiday homes and client entertainment centres of a few rich people in the Nouakchott business community.
Complete mini ecosystems with their own power supplies, climate controls and more luxuries than one could possibly imagine in the middle of the desert. Ultra-modern 'tents' for the lucky few !