We continue to be blessed with perfect weather, no rain( although it's meant to be the wet season) & cloudless blue skies. Today was a 4 hour drive to Midelt to start of a journey through 3 specific geographic regions of the Atlas mountains. Leaving Fez we soon start a continuous gentle climb to the middle Atlas mountains signified initially by intensive agriculture in fertile valleys and changing to cedar forests and flattening out to a treeless, rocky plateau and the occasional nomadic shepherd.
Today was a moving day and our stop in Midelt was mainly an opportunity to break a long trip to the Sahara with breaks to wander through ex,a weekly Berber market, enjoy a Moroccan BBQ lunch and an easy walk to explore a traditional Berber village.
Our overnight stay at Auberge Jaafar was rustic but adequate given the remote location.
We are Gerry & Ruth, a retired couple living in Brisbane Australia. We have 2 adult sons now on their own travel/work adventures based in London.
Retirement has allowed us the opportunity travel as a means to keep the grey matter moving, stay healthy and as a periodic reminder as to how fortunate we are to live in such a wonderful country.
Without conscious planning the theme of out trips to date have been based around ancient civilisations and cultures mixed with elements of adventure and trekking.
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