After four nights at Haven La Chance campground, we packed up and are planning on heading into Todra Gorge.
But before we start the drive through the gorge and to our next boondocking destination, we need to replenish our food supply. We ended up visiting a souk (outdoor market). A man approached us in the parking lot and offered to show us around. He was hoping to give us a tour of the donkey market but we had many miles under our tires today. We ended up buying bread, fruits, veggies, spices and SIM card refills. He saved us lots of time and we paid him 2 euros which he wanted originally for the donkey market tour.
Bread fresh from the baker. One large loaf of round bread costs 2 dirhams each, which is about 20 euro cents.
This drive is sorta reminding us of Route 66 for a second. It’s like a scene from Cars. Ha.
Spotted a village in an oasis and stopped to take a peek before we enter the gorge.
Too bright, mama!
Kids were gifted camels made from palm leaves at that stop.
Todra Gorge is beautiful but smaller and has less scenic surroundings compared to Dades Gorge (where we will be off to next).
There’s a small street and a river in the middle of massive rock walls.
Couldn’t resist dipping our toes in the water. Not as cold as we expected it to be.
Dan always chit chatting with someone.
On the way out of the gorge, this mule did not want to go anywhere.
But the mini donkeys just went with the flow.
Out of the narrow part of the Todra Gorge.
It was a pretty drive out of the gorge.
Then we ended up at a wild camping spot just outside of the gorge where our friends Verna and Alex were already set up.
A French couple stopped by to wash the camel skull they found in the Sahara desert. They actually found the entire carcass but ended up pulling off the head for a souvenir.
Ava re-reading the Harry Potter series before the sun goes down.
We woke up the next morning to sheep and goats running down the hill. YES RUNNING. It was a sight to see. This spot has a fresh water spring and the animals were thirsty!
Eating our veggie and fruit scraps as a treat.
Sharing our morning cookies with the shepherd.
Manicured grass thanks to these guys and gals.
Locals boys came everyday to either hang out, practice their English or ask for treats.
Car washing day thanks to the spring water…
… and our Dometic PLB40 (portable lithium battery) that runs our portable water pump.
But the funny thing is that tomorrow we will drive on one of the dustiest roads in Morocco. Haha.
Thanks for following along,