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    The morning of the following day saw the majority of the snow had melted overnight which left the campground in Skoura quite muddy.

    As the morning went on the ground in places dried out quite a bit so after a quick trip into the town for groceries we decided to pack up and pull out as we watched this Camper being hauled out as the driver dug himself in up to his front axles, while for us leaving we had no problems!!

    Then for us it was back on the N10 to Erfoud still with signs of the snow and BIG melt puddles to go through!

    As it was just not far off darkness by the time we got to Tinerhir, we pulled into Camping Ourti to find it quite solid and dry underfoot so after getting set up and a nice hot shower we set off into the town for a meal and then spotted the illuminated trees while having a good laugh with a few of the locals who enjoy good humur as we wandered a bit further along the main road before heading back to the campsite and a nice cup of coffee!

    More exploring tomorrow as we have decided to stay a bit longer here!

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    Just added a few more pictures to the slide show of Tinerhir of the campsite and views over the town from the veranda of the café on the campsite.

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    From Tinerhir our next stop for a few days and hopefully nicer weather will be Aoufous and Camping Hakkou.

    So it’s back on the road again. First through the centre of Tinerhir, then passed the new (Under construction) road bridge that does not seem any different from last year, next were the puddles in the roads, new buildings and nicely coloured WC designed for tourists walking with legs crossed!

    Followed by the narrowing main road through another village, as we then got onto the N13 trunk road and to the campsite, where the sun was shining and the temperature was nice and warm…….

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

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    Just added a few more pictures to the Hakkou slide show.........

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    Set off for a look around Erfoud today which is a town that seems to ‘specialise’ in ‘Desert Fossils’ except a large percentage do not come from the Desert as they are ‘hand made’ by men working in small enclosures in what looks like a ‘shanty town’ as you will see in the pictures with the red and white pedestrian barrier in front.

    Then the man who was ‘cleaning up’ in his yard another manufactured fossil.

    Inside the Fruit & Vegetable market.

    Loved the army truck, just right for ‘Desert Adventures’ while the Nissan has a small flock of Sheep travelling ‘Upper Deck’!

    Nice looking Hotel front but did not go inside to see what that was like.

    Then an interesting side street.

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

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    Next trip out was to Fesna which on the outskirts of the town has an underground irrigation/canal system that you can take a short tour to have a look around with a good explanation of what it was and did.

    Setting off from the campsite, we passed a couple of small mountains that looked like the top half of a Tajine dish. Then the road took us through small towns where the road was quite narrow in places, as we arrived at the place with the name plate at the side of the road ‘Canal Kheitaras’.

    The entrance down to the canal was not far away while a small hill with a 10 meter shaft down through the middle and water lifting frame on top.

    Time to head underground, as our guide waited just inside the doorway.

    It was explained that we were in the Berber canal as the Berber sign was pointed out. Each culture (Berber’s & Tuareg’s) built their own irrigation system which took water from the mountains to the oasis and the towns that grew and flourished.

    As we then set off down the man/machine made entrance, all the canals were dug out by hand, and every so often where holes between 9 and 15 meters deep went up to the surface.

    Very visible to see the rock and soil like a 'sandwich' in the canal walls as we went along.

    Then it was time to head back to the entrance and up the steps to the entrance.

    Then back on the road to the campsite we pass the palm tree leaves made into a wall to stop the sand from drifting.

    Passing this Cooperative shop and although the place was closed the examples of what was inside were on display outside.

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    Oops! Looks like possible 'trouble ahead'!!

    After checking the weather forecast yesterday as the ‘European Cold Front’ seems to be going across Morocco as well, we found that our next destination Azrou which is on the north side of the Atlas Mountains to where we are had a forecast of 7 days SNOW and the road over the Atlas Mountains is currently impassable due to having around 1.5 meters of snow already on it!

    That meant a case of re-planning an alternative route that would get us around the snow and back to the Ferry at Tanger Med which now involves an extra 250 miles (400km), but we really have no choice.

    So off we go along quite a bit of the route we used to get to Aoufous and hope that the Tizi-N-Tichka Mountain Pass is open.

    First stop was Tinghir and back into Ourti Camping with a few different pictures as we go into town for a few items with a bitterly cold wind blowing, while even the Geese were having ‘problems’ finding some grass with all the snow around!

    http://s1240.photobucket.com/user/eu...%202017-18/RT1

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    Hope that you get through the weather safely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssicarman View Post
    Hope that you get through the weather safely.
    Thanks ssicarman.

    We just completed the second bit from Tinghir back to Skoura which I am about to upload and the snow has melted/disappeared from the flatlands the further West we have come so it's fingers crossed and a rise in temperature!

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    As we pulled out of Camping Ourti in Tinghir this morning we could not help but notice the snow on the mountains which had fallen last night as we also learned later that the snowfall had blocked both Todra & Dades Gorges which are close by to our route, so visitors could neither get in or out!

    While travelling along we could see which way the snow had been blown last night but quite a lot had already melted which left the flatlands with either no covering or small patches while the mountains behind were still covered and the low clouds seeming to be dropping more.

    As we got closer to Skoura the amount of snow around diminished so hopefully it will stay that way and we will as the weather is supposed to improve have no problem getting up and over the Tizi-N-Tichka pass!

    Small problem as my good lady is taking the pictures as the roads are wet and muddy which results in a ‘speckled’ or dirty windscreen so apologies for the clarity of a few of the pictures.

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

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