Today we went into the Todra Gorge.
We also came out again.
This is how happy Greg is when he gets to ride a Ducati in the gorge.
And the we needed a cup of coffee to prosess all the impressions from the gorge.
Angela was preparing a picnic in the desert area between Thinrir and Rissani. Even though there are not yet any sand dunes to be seen, the area is pretty dry already. Plants such as these Argan trees have perfectly adapted to the dry climate.
And because it is so dry and hot, we can get the prepared food out of the cooling boxes only once the motorcyclists have arrived.
And then everything goes very quickly The hungry bikers have arrived, and they are "cleaning" the plates within no time
A relaxed place under the Argan trees
Great spot for a dessert-style picnic.
Greg takes off from todays last coffee break, followed by...
Before we reach today's final destination amidst the sand dunes of the Erg Chebbi, we get to meet our new "vehicles"
It was easy making the camels' acquaintance
Once saddled and installed, we started to ride into the desert
Passing by the last buildings of the desert city Merzouga, there was nothing else to see but sand.
Our two guides Moubarak and Ziz
Everyone appreciated the break we took to see the sunset. A few "ooohhhs" and "aaaouuuchs" echoing in the dunes... Greg, our sand sandal pro !
We reached our camp on the other side of the big sand dunes at dark. What a great and mind-relaxing ride!
Hot Berber tea as a welcome drink
Yes, there is, indeed, a "desert bathroom"
We had a delicious dinner in our "restaurant Berber tent"
As close as it can get to a "disco"
The spectacular starry desert sky!