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After three days in hot Marrakech we got the bus to the seaside. Unlike Marrakech there is a constant strong wind in essaouira which makes it a haven for windsurfers and kiteboarders. Its a very relaxed seaside resort where all the houses have whitewashed walls and blues shutters.
The beach is a hive of activity and every morning we walked from the gates of the Medina to Diabat. Camels and horses were once essential for Moroccan agriculture but ...
... we felt confident enough to risk the mountain path road, a white road (read single lane, potholed) which we had been told was scenically stunning; besides we never like to travel the same road twice!
It was a stunning road, snaking its way up and down large hills or small mountains (I have always wondered if there is a particular height where a hill becomes a mountain?). Red rocky cliffs with green scrubby vegetation mixed with ...
... coastline. It will be a three day journey altogether we reckon. The normal main roads here are not too bad and occasionally have dual carriageway sections. Bikes can usually achieve the 100kph maximum and with a bit of luck and not too many photograph stops maybe 100km can be achieved in an hour. So this evening should find us somewhere in the middle Atlas Mountains to the south of Fes and Meknes. More later. Now sat in a bar and lubricating the tonsils with ...
In hot desert we now walked a little way and then to our amazement one of the plush campervans from France stopped to pick us up, what a surprise. And so we met Gillaine and Remy who had come voyaging from a village near Nantes. Now we were in comfort on the sofas in the back of their campervan, driving through desert arid landscapes, eventually parting ways at the small town of Tazakenath.
Having walked through the town we got ...
Of course, once done we were directed to the shop where the sales pitch ensued, but it was not high pressure, and we did buy a few things, making a little feint at bargaining, but probably getting ripped off from their point of view, though the pieces were still cheap by our standards.
The afternoon drive was inland, and the interest was more in the towns and villages than in the coastline. Many of the towns were very similar to the crazy ...