Thursday 10th January 2013
After five relaxing nights, we left Camping Zebra for the coast near Agadir. We decided it was too far to do in a day so as Marrakech was about midway and we knew where the campsite was we headed back there. Annoyingly I meant to buy some olive oil at Ouzoud before we left but forgot....doh!
|The road out of Ouzoud,|
only just wide enough for our vehicle!
Morocco is a country of such extremes, you can be in the back of beyond with donkeys pulling laden carts along pot holed roads, mud huts all around you and then suddenly the road surface changes as you enter a town and there are plush modern buildings, street lighting and in the particular town I am thinking of where we joined the motorway, a spectacular fountain on a roundabout (unfortunately I wasn't quick enough with the camera!) Not all towns are like this by any means. Often we have found that the road surface deteriorates as you enter the town, presumably because the road maintenance is left to local communities as opposed to being paid for nationally.
So we had a quick trip to the supermarket on the way back and then I made a stupendous (though I say so myself!) fish curry and home made naan breads.
|Washing day in the Ouzoud|
|Goat traffic jam|
felt a bit better but we only made it to the next services about another 50k
and we're still here. He has been very poorly and is now sleeping it off. He's had half a cup of tea and asked me to boil some eggs but he's not eaten them yet. Can't be the fish curry because I'm fine. Poor dogs have had to put up with a few walks around the car park today.
|A bit different today!|
Here they are soaking up the ambience at Camping Zebra
|Pleasant scenery en route back to Marrakech|