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... prices our waiter was wearing a nice black suit and tie.
Having stayed as long as we could at the restaurant we decided to just head for the train station. On the way we realised we were actually quite close to Starbucks which was quickly deemed a much nicer place to wait out the day than the train station. Surprisingly it was one of the nicer Starbucks coffees I have had which was probably due to the fact that they had flat whites on the menu.
... just to give them a taste of their own medicine. Anyway, realising I wasn't going to get back to sleep with the racket going on outside of our room we dragged ourselves out of bed and the several steps out the door to a table. No wedge bread this morning but we did get some Nuttela on baguette (delicious) as well as a weirdly large looking English muffin which was tough and flavourless. You win some you lose some.
Still decompressing from ...
... that many, kept missing the turkey man, paid the snake man. The stalls were amazing, there was the antique store with a huge vase made out of camel bones, the candy man and everything else you could wish for. We went to a more authentic restaurant for lunch, I had the mincemeat pie which was delicious and Julie had pigeon, like small samosas (but she had actually ordered chicken). Mousafa was waiting outside for us and took us to our hotel - loads ...
... As planned, I'm able to follow the riverbed through the gorge instead of having to walk along the highway which snakes along the cliffside... much more pleasant... And finally, after passing through one more village, I reach Tahanoute... I reconnect with the hike I did here 4 years ago... and I fulfill my Quest: An uninterrupted trail of footprints from Marrakech to Toubkal... and across the ...
Day totals: 16 hrs, 17 kms
I have one more day hike that I absolutely must do: I must connect my Marrakech/Ourika Superhike to my Imlil/Toubkal hike--thus being able to say I hiked from Marrakech to Toubkal... and across the Alps. I'm on a tight schedule so I'll need to do this in one day: take the 3 hour train from Casablanca to Marrakech... collective taxi to Imlil... hike back to Tahannaoute... back to Marrakech... Casablanca... And be back at ...
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