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Thread: Winter in Morocco in Pictures only 2017/18

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    From Bouzikarne we headed to the town of Tata and like before we could not fail to be in awe of the scenery as we went along the road which you really have to see by eye as the camera does not do it justice.

    Then after around 40 miles we had a wonderful surprise as around 75 Dromedary’s started crossing the road directly in front of us, so we sat there for around 10 minutes watching them with their BIG feet and Long Legs as they ambled from one side to the other as we then said ‘Hello’ to the man who was with them.

    http://s1240.photobucket.com/user/eu...202017-18/Tata

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    Just added a few pictures from around the campsite but within walking distance of Tata.

    The pictures are in the link above.

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    While back on the road today to our next destination of Foum Zguid.

    It was the turn of the Goats to decide to cross the road in front of us, followed by a rather windy sandstorm after which and having arrived at the campsite, we spent the next couple of hours cleaning out the sand that had accumulated inside the ‘TinTent’!

    Just glad it was not a UK made ‘TinTent’ as they have a lot more ‘breather holes’ than the continentals in the floor.

    Not a good day for pictures from around the town so will go in tomorrow and see what we can get and add them later…….

    http://s1240.photobucket.com/user/eu...-18/Foum_Zguid

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    Just added a couple of pictures from around the town, the campsite and harvesting a few Dates from a Palm Tree close to our pitch on the campsite, which even though they were a bit dry they were still quite tasty!

    Which like previously can be seen by clicking on the link in the last reply.

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    Pulling out of Foum Zguid and heading to a place called Tazenakht which was a new place for an overnight halt.

    The scenery once again was breath taking as we traveled along, then we see the fresh water well and pump with the Mug to get a drink while the little bird just took it out of the pump pipe!

    Coming into Tazenakht we see the hand woven Berber Carpets and Rugs for sale.

    With our place to stay outside the Police Station then a walk into the town where we see 3 JCB’s For Hire, and 20 minutes later one had gone!

    The Atlas Mountains ‘Snow Capped’ and the Ford Transit having some ‘roadside repairs’ carried out!

    http://s1240.photobucket.com/user/eu...7-18/Tazenakht

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    After a not very quiet night thanks to a number of noisy dogs who insisted on barking through the night while the Police Station closed their door at 24:00 and 08:30 the following morning, it was time to get back on the road to Ouarzazate and the 5 miles of tarmacadam then the 35 miles of Piste!

    We used this route last year to come from Ouarzazate to Foum Zguid, but didn’t realise or know that the condition of the Piste had worsened while the scenery was still fantastic, but our speed was strictly slow due to the rain making deep grooves in the Piste especially on the uphill sections!

    So sit back and enjoy the scenery along with ‘Taking the firewood home’ ‘Swapping the punctured wheel on the 4x4 Tour Car’ and the ‘Cyclists all over the road’!

    http://s1240.photobucket.com/user/eu...%202017-18/T2O

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    So we then after 3.5 hours of travelling over the Piste Road get into Ouarzazate and head off into the city after getting set up on the campsite, as we see the ‘Golden Sparkly Paint’ house.

    We have a coffee in ‘Habous Cafe’ which was the most expensive we have had in Morocco.
    The 'Items for sale' in the large square and hanging from the shop as well as the ‘Man on his bike’ who was off to try and sell his items on his small pitch in the town.

    http://s1240.photobucket.com/user/eu...-18/Ouarzazate

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    Next stop was Skoura and one of our favourite campsites ‘Amridil’ with a few pictures of the village, the dying palm trees, the view at the rear of the campsite, a wonderful sunset and my 2 lengths of the campsite swimming pool that was a very cold 13C!

    http://s1240.photobucket.com/user/eu...2017-18/Skoura

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    Couple of days later we decided to take a trip to a town called El Kelaä M’Gouna with a few pictures of the day……

    http://s1240.photobucket.com/user/eu...%202017-18/EKM

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    Monday 29th January 2018, at 03:00hrs I was awake and heard something hitting the roof of the ‘TinTent’. I got up to have a look and found it had started SNOWING outside as it was very large snowflakes hitting the roof (The dark picture in the slideshow is the start of the snowfall)……

    The size and intensity of the snowfall was quite spectacular while at around 11:30 the sky lightened up as the snow stopped falling. The scenery around about at that point looked like a winter wonderland.

    So we got out and built a Snowman as two of the teenagers had never seen snow before.

    Sadly the temperature rose and the melt was very rapid.

    http://s1240.photobucket.com/user/eu...202017-18/Snow

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