|Even before we started winding upwards|
we got an inkling of what
we were in for!
|A strange photo but if you look through |
the side window you can just see the road snaking
downwards along the hair pin bends below.
|Pastures green and red on the other side|
We went into town on the minibus at 4pm so that we had a chance to look around in the daylight before the meal....what a place...it is insane! After spending an hour wandering around getting lost, Nigel and I eventually found the Riad we are to stay at over Christmas with Ric and Aoife but not sure if the dogs will end up with all their legs intact after braving the walk through the souks to get there avoiding scooters, bikes, donkeys, handcarts, tradesmen trying to drag you into their shops/stalls.
|Looking down on the square of Djemma - el- Fna|
from our rooftop restaurant.
We were glad to get back on the minibus after the meal and head back to the comfort, warmth and cosiness of our motorhomes. Steve left for the drive back to Spain when we got back, we were all sad to say goodbye and now we will have to look after ourselves as our comfort blanket has gone! Everyone else is leaving tomorrow morning except us.
We had another foray into town thismorning to do some shopping at a government shop where everything is a fixed price and you can look, pick things up etc and no bargaining or hard sell. It was an amazing place, like a huge department store but jam packed with everything you could think of. Much the same as the “tat” in the souks but better quality. We had lunch after in a rooftop restaurant and then had an unsuccessful attempt to buy a Maroc Dongle....it being Friday afternoon, all the outlets were closed. Luckily there is wifi at the campsite but it is not very reliable, hence the inability to load photos.
So tomorrow Ric, Aoife and Emer arrive. They should be at the riad about midday so we have arranged for a mini bus ride from here at noon, with dogs, dog bedding, dog food, all our clothes, computers etc and warm clothes for me for a week in the UK over New Year.
|Mind the tree! It was actually |
being transported in the truck!
|This road takes no prisoners|
|Looking down the hairpins|
|Contrasting green and lush scenery the other side|
|Narrow alleyway towards our Riad|