Essouiara... Windsports capital of Morocco
13.08.2008 - 16.08.2008 30 °C
About half way down the West coast of Morocco and nearly at the end of the sealed road is a town called Essouiara. One of the windiest places in North Africa and the home of a long wide flat beach. The place is packed year round by pilgrims from all over the world who come to pay homage to the Wind elemental.
Watersports aside though this town is full of appeal. We spent a few days camped here before pushing inland and back to Marrakech.
The last night camp was at a roadside hotel that was probably 50 years past it's hey day. But we camped in the herb garden and ate on the roof. An incredible backdrop of the Atlas mountains made even more spectacular by the lunar eclipse that happened right before our eyes just after sunset. It was incredible.
Arriving back in Marrakech we all felt that we had really seen a good part of the country, it is a big country and while it is possible to travel completely by public transport or tours, hiring a car was by far the best way to go.
We had a few days in Marrakech with our Dutch friends before bidding them a fond farewell. Not sure when we would all be in the same country again but surer again that we would be.