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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 ...
... this with an undeniable feeling of vibrant life, a heartbeat of everyone trying to get the best meal/bargain/price/experience possible. Eventually with some help we found our way to the hostel and it couldn't be more different from the square and medina we walked through - it's a calm relaxed sanctuary away from the insanity, it even has a pool! After a much much much needed shower we headed into the square for a meal and eventually found something suitable with minimal ...
... get back in the van. But eventually we do and head back to Marrakech and a nice dinner at the French restaurant of La Mamounia Hotel. Ok, famous place, all the celebrities go there, been there since 1923...sad to say, not impressed with their high impression of themselves. It was kind of like being back in snooty France. I’m sorry, when I get a look because I’m wearing ...
... smells. Sometimes you turn down an alley and suddenly it’s quiet and peaceful.
We’re now on the coast and it’s a bit colder than we expected. Essaouira is one of my
favourite places here and despite the fact that I had to rug up last night to go out for dinner, I still love it. It’s small enough to walk around but has enough activity to make it an interesting
place to walk around.
... beach, they let us know that the conditions would be no good anywhere near on the coast because of the wind. Had another look into the conditions for kiting, but on looking at some of the people out on the water struggling, decided to give it a miss, and to find somewhere else along our route. Second time the weather hasn’t come to the party. Last time we spent a week at Mui Ne in Vietnam, with no wind at all, and this time the opposite. Third time lucky eh.