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Day 11 (Tuesday 17th of February)
This day the route would take us from Icht to Laayoune, a stage of some 560km over tarmac which should bring us close to the border with Maurethania. The morning started with trouble however for the Impreza. Yesterday already we noticed the car was leaking coolant. This morning we checked and found there was no more fluid in the radiator. When filling up with water, the water ...
We are now heading into more interesting territory. First stop is Western Sahara which is supposedly not an official country but still a part of Morocco. Before crossing the border that isn't really a border we made our way towards Agadir along a beautiful coastal road. While hanging out of the truck we spotted what we thought was only a myth – goats in trees!! It turns out that in this area of Morocco you’ll find ...
Today we drove through the desert,
first thing it was very foggy in patches but cleared completely by 10
am. Came across our first view of a beware of camels road sign. This
was then followed by lots of sightings of camels, both next to the
road and in the distance. Parked for lunch off the road overlooking
the sea. Very soon a bobby arrived and checked our papers and then he
asked for ...
... 350,000 Moroccan civilians marched into the Western Sahara, followed soon after by 100,000 troops to combat resistance by Polisario. The UN achieved a ceasefire in 1991, with a referendum promised with regards to independence, but it has yet to take place, and Morrocans are still moving in, as they do not pay taxes there, and there is large investment in infrastructure. We stopped at a collapsed sea cave, and bushcamped ...
... sand monkeys'. He was right about the sand, but Shaun did manage to do some bargain shopping with his cook group.
As we continued south we were met by sand, sand, camels and more sand. On the odd occasion we would encounter a lone truck, or even a random local walking along the road to nowhere, but this was the outskirts of the mighty Sahara desert and it was awesome.
Due to the fact we were camping in the Sahara desert, we knew that fire wood would be ...