Wow. What an amazing experience we just had. Not only is Morocco just an experience in itself, but this trek has allowed us to see things and experience the people and culture like never before. Travel has changed for us yet again. Last night we got into Agdz pretty early so we had time to hang out and work on the blog and send some emails etc. Then: diner beers, bed. This was the last day of the trek. Boohoo. So sad. We are going to have to start fending for ourselves again.
As we made our way out of Agdz and the Sahara, we had one last day of changing scenery. We are headed into the mountains one last time to cross over and back into Ourzazate. We hit a fossil field first, which was unexpectedly very cool. The size of a large lake, the field was covered in fossils. Every rock we picked up was loaded with little sea creatures that once were. I grabbed a sizable one with plenty of little guys in it for my niece Danyella, who like my Dad....loves that stuff. I also grabbed a tiny one incase the rock is just too annoying to carry around for the next 12 days. Brian thinks I am crazy and says I'll never get that out of the country or into ours.. we shall see Brian....we shall see.
wow...really cool. soooo desolate though. From, on Oct 7, 2013 at 02:57AM
That's a Devonian cephalopod, about 380-400 million years old. Ancestor of the squid (or nautilus before it spiraled up). Love that fossil bed! (or one very much like it) From, on Jan 8, 2014 at 09:39PM
In true Peter form, we made three random pitstops on the way back. Actually four.
#1 - We went to visit a unique private hunting camp. And we use the word "camp" pretty literally. Some extremely wealthy Saudi Arabian bought a huge plot of land. He has some particular birds he likes to hunt that are not indigenous to Morocco. So he flew in a huge flock and pays 2 guys to sit on a hill all day every day to guard his birds so no one else hunts them. Crazy right? He even provided the guys with a desert vehicle to trek around in just incase they need to patrol.
Stop #2 - Visit a villager friend who lives in a dreamy little Oasis and have lunch at his house.
Stop #3 - Visit yet another friend who lives in a mountain village.
Stop #4 - A little off road fun/death hill climb to scare the **** out of Marisha and even Brian a little. Peter really has a way of making the last day count.
Up over the mountains one more time to get back to Ourzazzat. This was the one person we saw this day...sharing the road. Just chillin' on his donkey riding in the rain. That's one hell of a commute. Now we are back in Ourzazzat and back at Peter's house for a shower, dinner and one more night before we head to Casablanca by plane.