The drive out of Dades Gorge was beautiful. I thought we saw all the breathtaking spots already in this area but nope. There was plenty more.

Dades Gorge to Ouarzazate wild camping in our Sprinter van with friends.

Dades Gorge to Ouarzazate wild camping in our Sprinter van with friends.

The rock formations reminded us of our home state of California and that always feels good.

Dades Gorge to Ouarzazate wild camping in our Sprinter van with friends.

Crazy colors in the mountains.

Dades Gorge to Ouarzazate wild camping in our Sprinter van with friends.

The white storks are nesting again.

Dades Gorge to Ouarzazate wild camping in our Sprinter van with friends.

The famous switchback portion of the road in Dades Gorge.

Dades Gorge to Ouarzazate wild camping in our Sprinter van with friends.

Dades Gorge to Ouarzazate wild camping in our Sprinter van with friends.

We didn’t encounter anyone on the sharp turns so there was plenty of room to make our wide turns.

Dades Gorge to Ouarzazate wild camping in our Sprinter van with friends.

Our next wild camping destination was a large lake just outside of Ouarzazate, the city called Morocco’s Little Hollywood.

Dades Gorge to Ouarzazate wild camping in our Sprinter van with friends.

Dades Gorge to Ouarzazate wild camping in our Sprinter van with friends.

I hate seeing this when we arrive at a new place.

Dades Gorge to Ouarzazate wild camping in our Sprinter van with friends.

So tried our best to clean up and fill a few trash bags of litter that we will take out with us when we leave. Much better now.

Dades Gorge to Ouarzazate wild camping in our Sprinter van with friends.

Kids also found a pile of random little melons which kept them occupied for a bit.

Dades Gorge to Ouarzazate wild camping in our Sprinter van with friends.

Egret footprints and droppings.

Dades Gorge to Ouarzazate wild camping in our Sprinter van with friends.

Remember when you where young and could drive halfway across a country on a road trip with your best friend? That’s exactly what @oklahomaexclusive did. What took us 4 weeks to drive only took these young ladies 2 days to drive. We met Noreen back in Sweden at a random wild camping spot and once again this winter in Croatia. I’m already looking forward to meeting up in another new country together for more campfires and memories. Safe travels, @oklahomaexclusive! Hope you catch the ferry back to Spain before the rumored close of the border.

Dades Gorge to Ouarzazate wild camping in our Sprinter van with friends.

Dades Gorge to Ouarzazate wild camping in our Sprinter van with friends.

Collecting all the random wood we could find. Friends are here so we will try our best to have a campfire tonight.

Dades Gorge to Ouarzazate wild camping in our Sprinter van with friends.

He’s on the search to find a geode. No luck so far.

Dades Gorge to Ouarzazate wild camping in our Sprinter van with friends.

Pretty moon reflections tonight.

Dades Gorge to Ouarzazate wild camping in our Sprinter van with friends.

A local messaged us while we were here. Wanted to let us know there was a parasite breakout last year at this lake form sandfly bites. Told us we’d be okay as long as we weren’t parked near the water. Ummmm. Shoot. Guess we are moving first thing in the AM.

Dades Gorge to Ouarzazate wild camping in our Sprinter van with friends.

Dades Gorge to Ouarzazate wild camping in our Sprinter van with friends.

The sky tonight was amazing.

Dades Gorge to Ouarzazate wild camping in our Sprinter van with friends.

Dades Gorge to Ouarzazate wild camping in our Sprinter van with friends.

And so was our campfire with our friends Noreen, Anna, Alex and Verena.

Campfire Ouarzazate Morocco

Campfire Ouarzazate Morocco

That’s all for today. We will share the shenanigans that happened to us in the morning at the lake in the next post.

Dades Gorge to Ouarzazate wild camping in our Sprinter van with friends.

Thanks for following our family’s adventure around the world,
Marlene


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