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Clean. Wonderful staff. Beautiful views from the terrace and a delicious breakfast!
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After three days in hot Marrakech we got the bus to the seaside. Unlike Marrakech there is a constant strong wind in essaouira which makes it a haven for windsurfers and kiteboarders. Its a very relaxed seaside resort where all the houses have whitewashed walls and blues shutters.
The beach is a hive of activity and every morning we walked from the gates of the Medina to Diabat. Camels and horses were once essential for Moroccan agriculture but ...
... permission to make it into a campsite. I marvelled at this fact, I mean, three whole years to get planning permission when it is a piece of land in the middle of nowhere with no neighbours, no nothing.....who would there be to upset....it's not like they wanted to build a sub station in the middle of a housing estate!
Anyway it was another lovely campsite - three lovely campsites in a row and the common denominator was that they were ...
... the beach it wasn't long before we were hounded by men with camels for a camel ride. Once passed them it was men trying to sell us hash and "space cakes" – Essaouira was a mecca for hippies during the 70s and it seems they left this legacy. The Medina is surrounded by ramparts with three gates leading into it. Right at the end of the port and are the ...
... lots of crafts on sale, and beautiful sunsets. Inside the medina walls there are no cars but you have regularly jump out of the way of bicycles, trailers and motos. The hotel is bit of a walk from the centre so we've spent all day in town, with plenty of drink rests and ice cream. We saw the tailors at work, the veg market, more chickens:( and the intricate wood work of the craftsmen. The ...
... while Pat did some sketching of the boats.
We will still bicycle back to town this afternoon for one last feel for Essaouira, and then head inland to Marrakech tomorrow.
Today is one of the warmest days… short sleeves even, though it is still quite cool at night. And we are figuring that this might be the warmest we may get on this trip, as we head into the mountains and then northward from here. Maybe late March and April will be warmer in ...