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- Continental Breakfast
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On to the Atlantic side of Morocco famous for wind surfing & spacious beaches...however also famous for wind. Didn't seem too bad walking on the beach at first, but 20 mins later, the wind increased. Not so pleasant! Stings your legs, gets in your eyes...we headed off for the medina...very few foreigners around which is quite refreshing.
Decided on camping, but too difficult to carry supplies from souks to car...hot, ...
... clothes and all kinds of merchandise was displayed on the ground or in tented booths. It was an amazing experience. Restaurant type tents and butchers were also selling their wares. A man was walking around with a beat up old violin. Lansari asked him to play for us. I have a video that I will try to upload. He was amazing!!! After the market we stopped on the road and walked to a Shepard who had goats near the argon ...
I think after so many days travelling and doing the sights, we were all ready for Essaouira. We've just spent the last couple of days wandering around the medina, stopping to drink freshly squeezed orange or grapefruit juice and eat freshly caught seafood.
Ron and I treated ourselves to a massage and visit to the Hammam (traditional bath house), which was rather special. We had a private Hammam, which was ...
... on the edge? Yikes. After we passed the UNESCO site the traffic calmed down, but our nerves were a bit frazzled.
The Day 5 ride was great. Travelling a back road through a long valley, passing through small villages until we met up with the main road. One long climb with spectacular switchbacks. It was as if we were back several centuries and little had changed as long as we didn't notice the power lines. We rode in the morning ...
... we booked up for the next five days, to coincide with the time our friends from France were also staying in the town.
One of these friends, Laughing Anna, then messaged me to meet up, and excitedly we all reconnected together, at the Cafe de France, as well as with another friend Akila and her son Scott. These friends had organised long back to rent a lovely riad, luxurious enough to include a maid, and thats where I would have been too if I'd ...