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As we leave our new found Venetian friends we are headed for Dades Gorge about 300 kms away. As we ride we continue to be amazed at the tough conditions that the Berbers of the south endure mostly by their own choice we believe.
First out in the near Sahara desert are some camel herders,
On our way we stop for an orange break, a wonderful way to get hydrated as the oranges here in Morocco are the best. We buy 2 oranges for 50 dirham ( 60 cents) and walk back to our bike to eat them. The shop keeper calls to us to come back to sit and offers his chair. We decline and he becomes more persistent, and then goes out of sight and brings back 2 chairs and a table for us to sit at, and finally when I look to discard the peels he takes them and brings back water for me to rinse my hands with. When Mark Antoine said there were highs and lows to Morocco he was right and this was such a nice gesture.
We then head up Dades gorge and begin to shoot video, but unfortunately it begins to rain so we didn’t take pictures or great video until we are leaving.
|Caves across the road from the hotel|
|Caves on other side of river|
|Gorge with a berber setting up shop in the morning|
As we leave it becomes evident that the road in had flooded overnight and was covered with a slick mud as were leaving.
The video footage I have shot of this area is gorgeous and here are some of the pics.
|Just one of Many castles in the gorge|
|The switchbacks to get back into where we were|
You have to watch every corner as it has sand, or even oil in it, and there are overloaded trucks, trucks with cattle stacked in racks 2 high on them REALLY!
We are now in Marrakesh and taking a break for a day.