25.12.2017 - 25.12.2017 14 °C
More wild driving today (Monday 25th December) - northeast to the Gorges du Dadès. It’s 133km each way, so over 4 hrs in the car altogether.
It was well worth it. Stunning scenery again - the desert and the High Atlas (with some snow on the summits) in the background. The gorge is amazing too.
I had time for lunch in the hotel restaurant at the summit of the pass - outside in the sun yet again. I tried omelette Bèrbère for the first time - they cook it in a tagine and it is served spitting hot. They put an egg or two in at the end and leave them lightly cooked, so you can stick your bread into the soft yolk. It was delicious.
Four kinds of olives came with it - black, green, yellow and pink. I’m becoming an olive addict.
I’ve adapted quite a bit to the local driving style and taxi drivers trying to park in my boot while doing 100kph (70mph) no longer bother me. Donkeys have more road sense than their riders, I’ve discovered. Goats are less predictable than Scottish sheep - a sheep is 90% likely to jump in front of you after you see it beside the road. With goats it’s 50/50. I even saw a camel on the verge today - untethered, so wild or a runaway I guess.