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... mending nets and even still trying to sell the last of the catch. Overhead is the cry of sea birds as the wild sea lashes the man made stone wall that protects the harbour. It is quite a spectacle even when things are calm. Cats and kittens look healthy as food is plentiful and they sleep on upturned boats and are not at all bothered by the sea birds. There is plenty of food for all. Eugene managed quite a feat to get us a room at a Relais and Chateaux Hotel, Heure Bleue ...
... bread and olives and fruit no matter what you are having - could be a mint tea or a tagine seems to make no difference. On the return journey we started exploring some of the souks and old town. Found the food souks which are of course always fascinating! Dinner was good very cheap - had mixed meat couscous and a kofta tagine! It's been interesting couscous seemed to fall off the menus whilst travelling around but back on again up ...
... we followed our local friends through the crowded and dark Medina and to the one bar in Essaoiura. The bar is outdoors and on a rooftop overlooking the harbor. It also had live music... An acoustic performer from Algeria with the most massive Afro you'd ever imagine. No kidding- the diameter of this dudes hair is probably about a foot and a half... And, true to the spectacle that was his hair, his voice was no exception. He was magical. An hour acoustic ...
... which are crammed with shops of colourful wares thankful that here, the shop owners are not too pushy. Then we try to find the battlements, taking on the small dark side streets and understanding why the guide book tells us not to venture here after sunset. We reach the city walls but it seems there is no way to climb the battlements here. Threading our way back to the main thoroughfare we make our way towards the port.
Here the familiar sounds of seagulls, fat ...
... before we our crazy adventure begins in...South America." Since, we were still very tired from moving around every few days, we decided just to stay in Essa for a week. No plans, no long bus rides, No problem.
Inside the fortress
Essaouira is a small town on the Atlantic coast of Northern Africa, across from the Canary Islands. The city centre is considered a World Heritage Site. Cars are forbidden inside the walls. ...