Morocco

"The Last Kasbah"

This trip to Morocco was in December 2003. Starting from Marrakech, we travelled around the mountainous Atlas areas and moved on out towards the fringes of the Sahara near Zagora, and then travelling as far north as Tinerhir. Transport was in a 4x4 Toyota "Land Cruiser" and was just the job for all the off-road treks.
Jardin Menara  Part of the Jardin Menara in Marrakech, Morocco.  Photo taken in December 2003. Fountain  Disused fountain in a garden in Marrakech, Morocco.  Photo taken in December 2003. Kasbah of Telouet  Part of the abandoned kasbah of Telouet in the High Atlas, Morocco.  Photo taken in December 2003. Kasbah of Telouet  Part of the abandoned kasbah of Telouet in the High Atlas, Morocco.  Photo taken in December 2003.
Kasbah of Telouet  Part of the abandoned kasbah of Telouet in the High Atlas, Morocco.  Photo taken in December 2003. 4x4 in High Atlas  Our 4x4 "Land Cruiser" that served us well through the rough off-road terrain in the Atlas region, Morocco.  Photo taken in December 2003. Kasbah Taourirt  Kasbah Taourirt in Ouarzazate, Morocco.  Photo taken in December 2003. Kasbah Taourirt  Kasbah Taourirt in Ouarzazate, Morocco.  Photo taken in December 2003.
The Group  Our group on this trip (with me behind the camera) all fitting into the "Land Cruiser", somewhere in the High Atlas, Morocco.  Photo taken in December 2003. Having a View  A stop somewhere along the Draa River between Ouarzazate and Zagora, Morocco.  Photo taken in December 2003. Our Tent in Tinfou  Our tent amongst the dunes of Tinfou, Morocco. The tent had several large holes and barely kept us from freezing too much at night! It certainly gets cold here.  The night sky provided a clear a view of the Milky Way and a bewildering number of stars. Awesome.  Photo taken in December 2003. Dunes of Tinfou  The dunes of Tinfou, Morocco.  Approaching the verges of the Sahara. The area is ringed by mountains and seems to act as a natural sand trap.  Photo taken in December 2003.
Camels in Tinfou  Camels in Tinfou, Morocco. David's camel (far left) went a bit crazy and threw him off. David did survive!  Photo taken in December 2003. Rest Stop  A rest-stop off-road between Zagora and Tinerhir, Morocco.  Photo taken in December 2003. Downtown Marrakech  Downtown Marrakech, Morocco.  Photo taken in December 2003. Marrakech Market  In one of the covered markets in Marrakech, Morocco.  Photo taken in December 2003.