I've been in the Atlantica Parc D'Imourane campsite for the past ten days with Gillian & Godfredo. The site is full so I suppose we were lucky to get in. I really don't like large, organised campsites, but as Gillian wanted to have some dental work carried out in Agadir it was convenient. There is a campsite in Agadir itself, but it isn't very clean and is always overcrowded.
The weather has been pretty good, the sun has shone most days and the little rain we've had has been only overnight. It's been hot enough to sit out and sunbathe, which is always nice, especially in December.
I've been walking along the almost deserted beaches, with few people about it's been nice to just wander along the golden sands and relax.
Although we are close to Agadir, an interesting city almost completely rebuilt after a major earthquake in the 1960's, we are also close to several smaller towns along the coast where fishing is a part of the local economy. The local fishermen take their boats out in the early mornings, returning to sell their catch to the locals and tourists alike. After haggling over the price, which by european prices is incredibly low, the fishermen will happily clean the fish for you.
We took the local bus into the nearby town of Aouril for market day. The wind was blowing hard and many of the stalls were reluctant to put out their awnings, but it was great to wander around the fruit and vegetable sellers with their piles of oranges, potatoes, onions, carrots and the like as well as the spice stalls and others selling just about everything you could think of. For €1.70 we bought two kilos of large juicy oranges and a kilo of really tasty green beans, a bargain.
I had some great news from Niki back in Rome, she has booked a ticket to fly out on the 30th to Marrakech. I'll pick her up in the morning then return to Agadir where we will spend New Year, then with Gillian & Godfredo we'll head south to Dakhla for awhile. Niki will spend a month, maybe more, with me which I'm really looking forward to. It will be great to revisit some of the places in Morocco that we have travelled to in the past together. Who knows we may even take another Camel safari.
It seems I've been travelling for most of my life.
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