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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…