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Published: April 21st 2014
The campsite in Moulay was nice enough, but when the book claimed it was near a flamingo nesting site, it lied, sort of. There is a flamingo nesting site but you can't see it from the site, in fact the only way to see it is via a local boat trip (as in a local with a tiny fishing boat), which, as it is I don't believe would be worth doing, as I suspect there are only a couple of tame birds over there. As it was, when we walked back towards the trucks from the edge of the site, the winds had picked up a lot and collected all the dust with it, making the walk back a bit nasty. Then during the night it rained quite heavily on and off all the way through to morning. So with the tents still wet, we packed up while there was a dry period and headed off to the last Morccan site.
All the way to the next camp site it has rained heavily, again on and off, up until the edge of town where the site is. From here onwards we had the beautiful sunshine back, if a bit windy.
So we set up the tents to dry them out and headed for the on-site café for lunch. I know I must sound like a broken record by now about the food, but it just always seems to be amazing, and the café had a very modern design to it, which made it feel more upper class than it really was.
After lunch we had talked about going for a walk around town rather than sitting in the tents all afternoon, but all the way through lunch it carried on raining in heavy patches with the odd ray of sunshine. So we went back to the tents, but after half an hour of dry overcast the parents have decided to chance it and go, me on the other hand, I've opted to stay behind and write this, in the dry, with a pack of choc bourbons and Jamaica cake to keep me company. Since writing this it has rained 4 or 5 times but they're still walking somewhere out there, or they got as far as the cafe again and decided that coffee would be be a better idea. Oh No, I take it back, they have just got
here with shopping in hand and claiming that they found the local caves, which are 100 or so metres from the site, but they're closed.
Tomorrow we are aiming to get the first ferry of the day as this will allow us the whole afternoon to get 200 miles up through Spain to the site in Monestereo. This means it will only be 1400 miles to be covered in four days, so even if Dads truck decides to over heat we can still get to the intended camp sites with maintaining a steady pace. Unless the weather is crap then we could probably make even better progress. The only thing that I think is going to be a problem, will be the early starts as the clocks will change, so we will start an hour earlier than we have had to here.
Now the last time I was here and wrote this blog, I got pretty much attacked by everyone for suddenly stopping on what I assume must have felt like a cliff hanger. This was for two reasons, the first was once in Europe my internet ended, as the dongle is for Morocco only and unless I
stop at McDonalds for lunch every day on the journey back I can't update this. The second was because, to me, the holiday ended the moment I entered Spain and in two days I would be back in the UK, so people could talk to me to find out what had happened, but no, it seems no one wants to talk to me they just want to read it. So this time I'll try and write a finishing blog about the journey back, but I'm not promising it. Plus I'll give a run down of what worked on the truck what I didn't need to bother with. a good example being the spares I brought are still in their boxes untouched, or the bike that hasn't come out of its bag since home, or the half ton of blankets my parents brought which are now loaded in my truck?!
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