North Africa

Morocco. Black & White series I of II

Just a year ago, one of my oldest & greatest friends Eilidh and I took a little adventure to Morocco. I thought it about time I put a few of the images up (sorry its taken me a while Eils!)

During a very hot, dry Ramadan last July, we travelled east from the beautiful confusion of Marrakesh, up over the vivid High Atlas mountains and across the dusty baked savannas to the the desert village of Merzouga on the Algerian boarder.  From here we took the southern loop back around to the shabby Atlantic surf town of Tagazout, and finally a few kms north to the artisan city of Essaouira for Eid al-Fatr.

Our journey gave us ancient medinas, soukes, and legions of minarets. Timeworn and abandoned riads, lush palmeraies, Saharan sand dunes and Berber desert camps. Nerve-racking low-fuel car journeys through the 50°+ desert tracks, a camel ride crash (yep, that happened), surprising local musical encounters, and the promise of the infamous Argan fruit-pooping 'goats in trees' (Eilidh reckons she glimpsed this phenomena from the car, but I didn't see it?!)

West Sahara.  Morocco, North Africa

West Sahara.  Morocco, North Africa

This final photo by Eilidh McGregor.... before my camel crash