I deliberately chose to drive home on the same road that we had our 'bump' on again this year. When we got to the scene I keyed the mike on the CB to tell my mate in the Landy. I couldn't speak.... there was a huge lump in my throat. I really wasn't expecting that.
This trip has allowed us to close the lid on last years nightmare as we now have happy memories to take forward from this one
Crispin, camping in the desert is fine.... just find a spot and pitch up.
After spending a night at the beach camp it was time to head inland, our destination was Riad Hida in Oulad Berhil.
This took us through Tafraoute, a short detour South of Tafaroute are the famous Blue Rocks with have recently been repainted.
Having spent the previous 4 nights wild camping our room at Riad Hida was a most welcome site
Distance traveled : 239 miles
A hearty breakfast was served which certainly set us up for todays trip to Marrakech.
If I am honest, Marrakech does not excite me any more but, the guys that joined us on the trip wanted to visit so it had to be done.
If you click here you will see a larger image of the one above, you can see the man in White sitting down bottom left giving us a friendly wave
Have a look at the next two photos and play spot the difference
One was taken as we arrived, the other was taken the following morning.... clearly someone took a liking to my sand shovel
Distance traveled : 291 miles
After going around in ciricles trying to escape Marrakech's narrow streets we finaly found our way out to the East.
About 100 miles North East are the Cascades de Ouzou
A sign said toilets this way.... it was a hole in the ground and the 'flush' was a guy with a Coke bottle cut in half. Lucy was reluctant but when you need to go... the sign said 1DH (about 10p) the guy almost fell over when Lu gave him 10DH
Tonights stop was close to the Sources Oued Oum Er Rbia so we needed to press on.
We passed this little girl along the way who gave us a lovely smile as she herded her donkeys off the piste to let us pass.
Our spot for the night
As the sun set over the lake we cracked open another bottle of Margarita...
... the obligatory photo session followed
Distance traveled : 258 miles