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... where we stopped at Arfoud, place full of fossils and archaeological sites, they have excavated so much they have turned this into a profitable business, carving tables, platters etc from the marble like rock, embedded in the rocks were fossils the fossils, just stunning pieces. Anyway we priced a couple of platters etc, the chap had said I can send to Australia - anyway, got a little collection together he then says it will cost 10000 dirham ($1300) !!! Um we said sorry, ...
... and a last shower before our desert camp. Lunch was lovely - the group shared a Berber omelette (eggs (somewhat scrambled) cooked in a tagine with tomatoes, onions and peppers) and chicken brochettes (skewered) with fries.
Took a quick shower (Chris jumped in the swimming pool) after and had to 'air-dry' as we didn't pack any towels. Fortunately, it was pretty warm and the air so dry - my damp change of clothes ...
... dune, laid down and watched the stars. The wind
picked back up again, so we went back to the tent, played the drums
for a bit and then went to sleep.
We were woken at 5.30 the next morning
to watch the sunrise from the top of the dunes. So we sat watching a
beautiful sunrise, surrounded by nothing but soft golden sand.
Afterwards, we had some tea and then
got ready for our journey back at. This time Charly was on my beloved
Bob Marley and I was ...
... up with our camels!!!! It was very exciting, we got on our camels just before sunset and took off into the Sahara. A few of us asked what our camels names were.... The guy said to the first girl -Jimi Hendrix, sweet. Then I asked and he informed us that they are all Jimi Hendrix. LOL. They do not name their animals here, so they are Jimi 1, Jimi 2, Jimi 3 and so on. LOL.
The sunset was beautiful. I must have taken a million pictures.... The camel ride started ...
... nd paths leading to our oasis. REALLY in the middle of no where. Walking through our kasbah, to the other side
where mint tea was being prepared on the patio, we were in awe of the serenity of the Sahara Desert view. I never had this place on my bucket list but it deserved to be there and is definately one of the more special places we've ever visited.
Apparantly the two other groups staying there were about to check out so we pract
ically had the entire place ...