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Agadir – recovery days

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Sorry for the lack of updates, but nothing much has happened since I got the chest infection. I took what I hope was the wise decision to stay off the bike and rest up, taking my longest break since I started the trip which I found very hard to do.

The new promenade, Agadir

Agadir had a nice seafront promenade and the beach was pretty clean. The marina in particular was spotless around the shopping mall, where there were many exclusive stores to part you from your money. The whole area is lined with restaurants and cafe’s and it is totally different to any other Moroccan town I have visited thus far, very affluent and somewhat westernised. That is until you step away from the beachfront and wander into the town proper, where you’ll find the usual untidiness and rubbish littering the streets.

The clean beaches of Agadir.

I’m not much of a beach lover myself, but in my attempt to get well I did spend some time down there, managing to catch a lovely sunset one evening.

Sitting and watching this sunset was pretty special.

Finally I decided I was well enough to continue on my travels and left Agadir on Monday. My plan was to have two easy days taking me into Tiznit, a distance of just 100 km. I really enjoyed the coastline around Agadir, with the Ocean’s waves crashing noisily into the rocky shore and found a quiet spot as planned at the halfway point.

The rocky coastline around Agadir.

On the second day I arrived in Tiznit pretty early and feeling good after stopping for a mint tea, decided to carry on a little further back to the coast and see if I could find a nice quiet camp for the night. Mirleft was a lovely stop just as you arrive back on the coastline and I managed to find a suitable spot and after asking the owner if it was OK to camp behind his property, enjoyed a good nights sleep.

Tent with a view, the sound of the Ocean in the background.

The next morning I got off early for Sidi Ifni, only a short ride a little further down the coast. I’m still in recovery mode and feeling a little weak, so have no problem with such a short day and I think the place deserves a good look around. I found a cafe with Wifi and that’s where I’m now posting this update from. More tomorrow…

The impressive gateway to Sidi Ifni.

 

 

 

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3 Comments
Lesley Fitzgibbon
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 8:49 pm

Hi Derek, I’m glad you are having such a wonderful time. Keep safe and keep updating! x

Jean Glynn
Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 7:14 pm

hi Derek glad you have recovered from the chest infection. I am enjoying your travels and just wish i had your energy. the tan is looking good. keep safe and enjoy youself. love from me here in Morley. Jean xx

Derek
Monday, February 18, 2013 at 7:47 pm

Lesley & Jean, it will probably become a little more infrequent regarding updates the further into Africa I travel, but I’ll do my best to update when I can. Good to hear from you, take care. Derek x

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