Thursday 11th July - We have been on the road for 6 weeks!!! Heading down to Marrakech. A chilly start at guest house- had to get rugged up. We then headed for Bine el Ouidane dam for a boat trip across. Huge dam built by the French in 1953. Supplies electricity and irrigation water to Marrakech and surrounding towns and plains ( which continue to be covered by olive trees) big business from these parts. We stopped at Azilal for coffee then a look at the weekly markets - full of colour and noise- veg/ fruit looked amazing. Then further down to Tamelalte for lunch of lamb and beef tajines. Arrived in Marrakech around 4 - settled in to Riad Challa which different design but same style as the other 2 we have stayed in during the tour. Out tonight for dinner Jemaa el Fina - great square nearby- many restaurants, traders, performers.