Yesterday began with a man, a woman, two horses and three dogs. It ended with two women, marinade, sandpaper, mud, oil and a whole lotta water! Now that I have your attention..... Im being a little untruthful. It didnt quite end that way!! Essaouira had a little surprise in store yesterday. Clear blue skies and sunshine!! Perfect for the half day horse trail-ride Id booked. My horse, named Mogador (which incidently is the original Portugese name for Essaouira)...
Lambert of North Africa
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Aaaaahhhhh. Essaouira, my end-of-holiday beach retreat. But this is no palm trees and cocktails on pristine white sand, ladies and gents..... ....its altogether more yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum, me mateys - only, "where has all the rum gone?" My arrival in Essaouira in the early evening coincided with dark and stormy weather. Not the ideal start to a beach holiday. I alighted the bus and dragged my luggage past the twenty or so touts who crammed the exit doors...