Africa Day Four Marakesh to Ouazazate

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Breakfast accompanied by Bonnie Tyler’s Total Eclipse of the Heart reworked on Arabic nose flutes, weird

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The sign says No Diving, No jumping. Luckily we only wanted to do petting and bombing. The pool gives you a feel for the constant hardship we are forced to endure

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Geen is getting the lived in look

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Hard to believe but we’ve stopped under these trees as the pass ahead is blocked by snow. Foiled in our attempts to cross the Atlas Mountains again. We had already lost one day from snow blocks, it looked like we were going to lose the rest of the route we’ve been following. Spirits would have been more subdued if we hadn’t proved and tested so much already. As we prepared to strip out the front end and then give up and get Jonathan an early flight home we saw movement in the queue ahead. The pass was opening. Amazing luck as, if it had happened any later, we would either have had the front end stripped out, or given up and gone home
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The queue
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The road

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The scenery
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The heroic driver
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The other side of the pass, and really hot
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Lunch in the first bit of shade we found in 20km

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Finally testing in the desert

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Arrived at a particularly poor oasis in the desert for our overnight (we should have been camping in the dunes at Erg Chebbi)

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Jonathan’s idea of the driver/navigator relationship

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