The hotel did have a nice courtyard-
We left at 8 am and the sun was reflecting off the mountains-
The drive was short, only 178 km-
Along the way, we drove past high hills with mesas-
where they sell all sorts of things including furniture with other colors of chairs and sofas piled on top of the van-
There are magical oasis in the valleys where everything has to be irrigated. We passed a few dams and lakes-
We stopped in Tinghir for lunch. Towns are typical. There's a narrow strip of pavement, thanks to the Chinese, running through town. Shops are on the main floor of the buildings and residences are above-
Students are still protesting the time change-
We stopped for a lovely view-
Once in our campsite, where I upgraded AGAIN!!!!! , we went walking to the Coeur de la Palmeraie which is irrigated gardens in the valley between the mountains. The dates are ready-
The Toudra Gorge, sort of. We walked in the valley, past alfalfa and Brussel sprouts-
Some of our group took a taxi to the actual gorge. The bottom is a paved road and it was apparently packed with quads and dirt bikes. We saw these noisy machines coming back to Tinghir on our walk home.
Tomorrow we're off to Ouarzazate which is the gateway to the Sahara and to Ait Ben Hadou, an ancient walled city where films such as Lawrence of Arabia and Game of Thrones have been filmed.