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Mo'Roc'n'Rollin on a Gorge-ous hike

Up early this morning, well by Intrepid standards, for an 8:00am start. 4 out of our group of 16 signed up up a hardish 10km walk through and over Todra Gorge. Todra Gorge is 300m at its highest point and only 10m wide at it's narrowest point. I was nervous starting out hoping my improved left foot would not give me problems during the hike. I am pleased to say it did not. The first 2 hours was mostly up following a 'path' that was just loose rocks. This made the going very difficult as the ground kept shifting under almost every step, hence the bad 'Mo'roc'n'rollin' pun. The unstable surface made going down later even harder. The views were outstanding only marred by some kit in the valley.

Near the top we stopped at a nomad dwelling for some Thyme tea. Why is it that I enjoy Bedouin tea in Jordan, Chai in India, Mint & Thyme tea in Morocco but all tea back home in Australia sucks! The nomad family were so kind, especially since this was not a planned visit. The mother was making goat butter using the goat skin shaking method as T & I saw on The Amazing Race. We each got to nurse a kid goat which was so cute. This was a memorable, authentic experience. Afterwards we continued to make our was carefully down the gorge to our Moroccan berber pizza lunch. The afternoon was spent lazing around the hotel.

Todra Gorge

Todra Gorge

Making butter

Making butter

Posted by adtamo 08:49 Archived in Morocco

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