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... was green mountains, the goats still nibbling on the argan nuts high in the branches of the trees, locals still going about their business. We drove past mules, ridden by children, teenagers, men and women, their panniers loaded up with firewood and farm produce. It was real life that we were witnessing, the day to day passing of time in small villages, still not touched by time or technology, and in many ways, so much better for it. The locals seemed unhurried ...
... everything including massive eels!! I was befriended by an old fisherman called Hamid who desperately wanted to show me the boat he worked on!! Sean of course wanders off leaving me as he does every time I engage with someone which is quite frequently!! Anyway in broken English and French he told me about his family and how poor he was. I still refused the photo suggestion but ...
2 long days in and out of a minibus.
The hotel in Marrakech was just a place to put our heads down and not that good.
Will update tomorrow after a good sleep and some pills. Sarah's shoulder is no better but no worse either really.
Just spent an hour writing up and lost the lot when I went to load the pictures.
... games of soccer going on. Some more sophisticated than others, with proper goal posts, while others used clumps of seaweed. After walking the length of the beach (about 1.5km) we turned around and walked along the coast to the fish market, but the smell meant that we didn't stay for very long so we walked a bit further along the coast to a fortress type thing. Since Morocco is only about 14 km from Spain it was a very popular ...
... it for a while someone would come in with a pitch fork and begin to throw the stalks into the wind. The grain would fall back to the ground to be collected. It is so hard to believe that it is still done this way – and that a family can grow all the grains they will need for the year – and often some to trade. It is a hard way of life, but again, much simpler. No huge combines or tractors to do the work – just hard working humans.