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The wheels on the bus.......

Today was a transitional one as we spent most of it in the bus travelling south as we make out way towards the Sahara desert. The road crossed the Middle Atlas mountains where I was surprised to see some patches of snow remaining from the recent Moroccan winter. The scenery was spectacular, rocky wind swept plains flanked by rolling mountains. Occasionally we would spy a shepard with their herd of sheep, women washing clothe in a stream or the small stone huts of the nomads.

Our one stop was to see the Barbary apes, which are only found in this region of Nth Africa. Considering this is was disappointing to see tourism in it's worst form, people were just crowded around the apes feeding them bananas & dried fruit, posing next to them for pics, you get the idea. After 10 min we were called back to the bus and I was happy to leave.

Tonight will be spent in the small village of Midelt, set in a picturesque location with the snow capped High Atlas mountains as the backdrop. The are plenty of Apple orchards in the area which are just starting to sprout blossoms in the emerging Moroccan spring. A cold front has just rolled in and rain looks imminent. That would be my luck that it rains tomorrow evening for our night camping in the Sahara desert. Will touch base again in a couple of days.

I took only 1 photo all day so for your viewing pleasure I have included some more pics from the Fes medina.

Barbary Ape

Barbary Ape

Tannery worker

Tannery worker

Lamp

Lamp

Looking up, Fes

Looking up, Fes

Mosiacs, Fes medina

Mosiacs, Fes medina

Posted by adtamo 09:18 Archived in Morocco

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