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January 22, 2024 – Dakhla, Morocco

There’s nothing and no one awake when get up to leave. Pinky makes tea for everyone just as the hotel boy offers to get someone awake somewhere in town and bring us omelets for breakfast. We Thank him for the offer but refuse. We have a long way to drive to Dakhla and we need […]

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January 21, 2024 – Boujdour, Morocco

Were up early for coffee, tea and rat pack breakfast. The rat packs are quite tasty but the choices are weird. The label on the package seems to be gibberish (it’s actually written in English but by a random word generator) so choice of meal almost doesn’t matter. The RV camp isn’t full but everyone […]

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January 20, 2024 – TanTan Plage, Morocco

We are up before sunrise and the skies have cleared. It’s going o be a beautiful day. Breakfast in the dining room of the cafe, load the car and start down the mountain. The road doesn’t seem to devastated on the way back down. As the sun comes up, though, the extent of the devastation […]

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Friday, January 19, 2024 – Tizi-nTest, Morocco

On September 8th, 2023, just after 11PM, a magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck in the Atlas mountains approximately 20 kilometers from Tizi-n-Test pass. Over 2,900 people died that night in the mountain hamlets on both sides of the high mountain pass. During last year’s Banjul Challenge, we stayed at the top of the pass in a […]

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Thursday, January 18, 2024 – Gorges du Dades, Morocco

We start the day with an oil change for Clemo’s Freelander. On the way out of Fes, we are looking for a proper auto garage but no luck. Everything is either closed or simply a fuel station for fillups. When finally get to the outskirts of Fez and we see a fuel station with a […]

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Wednesday, January 17, 2024 – Fes (Fez), Morocco

We just move along steadily on the rolling hills toward Fes. We pass through a lot of small towns and coming out of one, I’m grabbed for speeding. This isn’t really a big deal and the police are very friendly and polite. The officer asks for my passport, my drivers license and the car registration […]

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Tuesday, January 16, 2024 – Chefchaouen, Morocco

We are on the road to Algeciras to queue for the Ferry loading at 7:20. In the port by 8:00 and almost immediately start loading the ferry. There are very few trucks and cars to load so we are in the updeck lounge by 8:30 having cappuccino and a delicious chocolate tart. In line for […]

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Monday, January 15, 2024 – Tarifa, Spain

The four of us pile into Clemo’s Freelander and head off to Gibraltar. Angela and Paul have set up an appointment with an employee of Paul’s who has a side hustle working on old Land Rovers. He, Paul’s employee, says that he problem is the diesel fuel leaking past the piston rings and diluting the […]

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Sunday, January 14, 2024 – Tarifa, Spain

The day starts early. There’s no food at the hotel. And it’s a long way to go to Tarifa. Get fuel and some breakfast. That’s the plan. The car starts easily and sounds okay. Up and out of the garage. We wend our way through Bordeaux and eventually find the motorway. The only thing to […]

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Saturday, January 13, 2024 – Salamanca, Spain

We’re up and out of the hotel. It’s going to be a long day. It’s a slog down the motorway. There’s not much traffic but there’s not much to see. The occasional stork nest on the top of a transmission pole but no storks. Probably still too cold. We pick up some rain when we […]

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