It’s been over a week since our last post and there’s been good reason for that. We’ve been busy. We reached Agadir as planned after negotiating one of the most treacherous roads in Morocco. Think very bad non marked mountainous roads with slow trucks a dozen and irate drivers trying to overtake them at any opportunity. Then picture all this done at night. It was scary!
We stayed three nights in Agadir kipping in Rohans swank 4 star hotel room. It’s most likely one of the last laps of luxury we’ll experience on the trip. On our first night we found the joys of alcohol again. It was the first bar we’d seen or been to in Morocco. Alcohol is not appreciated/allowed in the Muslim world and is not illegal but is just not done openly. We dived back in with much gusto and enthusiasm. The following day we were regretting it. While in Agadir we met some locals and after Rohan left for Libya we ended up in a relaxing little surf town just north of Agadir called Taghazout. We still haven’t left. Khaled, one of the locals we met, rented us a room there. It’s ridiculously cheap and perfectly placed sitting beside the sea.
While in Taghazout we’ve chilled out quite a lot. I think it’s the first time Jeremy has actually relaxed since quitting work. Mariah one of the other locals we met brought us to a cool trance party in the mountains. It was full of new age European hippies in camper vans and a few like minded Moroccans to boot. We’ve also now had our first proper off-roading adventure. On Wednesday we left most of our luggage in Taghazout and departed for two days. On the first night we camped near Foum–Zguid before attempting a 150k off-road trail leading to Talouine. The trail we undertook started excellently and ended in the same way however it didn’t end in Talouine.
While in the mountains we were invited in for tea and even cooked a fabulous and unexpected cous–cous by a very welcoming and friendly Berber village. We had a similar experience when we went off-roading with Rohan in Agadir on a small 4k trail. It’s these types of encounters which really make Morocco shine. The people are so warm and welcoming and expect nothing in return save your company and some stories. The trail was not without a handful of hardship. There was a 10k section in the middle where the trail ended. It took us two hours of bouncing and falling over rocks to navigate our way to where the trail resumed. That part I could have done without. Jeremy the sadist seemed to think it was the best part.
The plan from here is to get booster injections today and get our bikes serviced before heading down to Mauritania. This could take the best part of a week as we need to fly in a new master clutch cylinder for my bike. For now we’re just refilling the mineral oil as it seems the master cylinder has developed a slow leak. It’ll work for now but if I sustain another big bash it may ground my bike and become a nightmare to get fixed. Especially if this happens somewhere remote. Jez has updated the route page and I’ve created a Morocco gallery. The last time there were some technical difficulties. There’s a few pictures from our off-roading which have to be uploaded but I’ll get around to that later.
Thanks to everyone for their support.
There’s good people in this world, long may it last, you two take good care of yourselves, hope the jabs dont leave you too sore. Ask Khalad can I rent out that place for the rest of the show, sounds perfect.
Guys great having you around. I’ve learn’t a good lesson, he who rides the best gets the girl. Now I need to find where I can rent a bike here to get in some practice 😉 Great having your guys around.
Lets aim to do another adventure. When you come back up my way let me know!
Looks like you are having a complete blast!! The pics are wonderful and it does seem like this is truly an amazing adventure. Thanks for the posts, the pics and the updates. Stay safe and keep having those adventures 🙂
Alright Keith ya oul frollox,
Hows things. Got this web address off Wilton in Spindizzy.
Good luck with the journey…..
At home, drawing pictures of mountain tops
With him on top lemin yellow sun…
Enjoy those moments and get back here very soon to tell me how it was 😉 take care
PS : Beware Mister K, once you tried the vibrations of motor engines between your legs, you don’t feel anymore your old dildos 😀
Good going lads, wishing you a safe but adventurous journey and just jelous I cannot be there. Glad you enjoyed the Gibraltar experience. Very best wishes.
Well done lads sounds like a whale of a time. Hope keiths clutch is ok now. Keep the black side down through the sand. Don’t forget the bucket and spades for the dessert.
On Yer Bike!