Saturday, 12 January 2008

10th Jan 08

Date: 10TH Jan 07
Location: Essaouira, Morocco
Weather: Blue skies and the best sunshine yet, 18°c
Status: Ben – on the coast with Luke smiling 100%, Colonel – marching on

Awoke at 6am with cramped up knees as I’d spent the night in the back of Jenny’s car so they could enjoy the comfort of the tent! Made our way to the shop for coffee and crepes when who appeared round the corner….Luke and Sue!! Fantastic to see them both and the start of the next part of the adventure.

Made our way towards the Atlantic coast and the town of Essaouira 140kms west, as we passed through the olive grove lined roads and dropped in altitude the fog built up until we were slowly advancing with headlights blazing! Once it had cleared we’d almost arrived at the coast and dropped down the final few kms until there it was in front of us….the ocean!!

Frisbee took up the next hour of our lives as we relaxed and I felt like the expedition had taken a turn for the better after the last few days disappointment and deep thinking, a quick run down the beach and a good swim in the ‘english warm’ ocean blew away the cobwebs and the interesting nights accommodation!

Sue had managed to find a good contact called Ali who’d found us a sweet little apartment just back from the beachfront for D200 a night and it was perfect, 3 bedrooms, 2 lounges and a roof terrace so we parked off until Luke had prepared us an appetiser for the walk into town!

End of day location: Essaouira
Distance covered: 0kms

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