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    Day 1.317 – Ahhh, Essasouira! (UK)

    Tamri -> Essaouira
    Distance (km) : 115
    Time on bike : 6h 0m
    Brutto time: 08.55 – 16.30
    Avg : 19.2 km/h
    Max.speed: 50.2
    Total (km) : 57.662
    Altitude: 10 m
    Difficulty: 4

    View from my hotel's terrasse in Tamri.

    Minor incline north of Tamri...

    Lots of ups and downs again today. Three mini-passes, all around 400m, have to be climbed besides numerous climbs that all up make for a sweaty day in the saddle. Landscape is impressive and makes it all more than worthwhile.

    Incline north of Tamri, Morocco.

    North of Tamri, Morocco.

    Wild West Territory south of Essaouira.

    Tree-climbing goats!

    A bike, two flags and a donkey...

    Arriving in Essaouira after 264 km and 13 hours of riding since I left Tiznit yesterday morning, feels…well, great! I recognize the medina – where I find a cheap and simple room at Hotel Majestic (the name’s more majestic than the real deal, but the view over Essaouira from the 5th top floor terrasse is unbeatable) – from my visit with childhood friend “Box” in 2005, and for good times’ sake I track down the same bar where we used to go, and have a beer (the first cold one in some 40 days!) with a view over the harbour.

    Dry and sparsely populated...

    Logistic Reflection of the Day:
    Since I left Accra, Ghana 73 days ago, I’ve cycled 4.878 km through West Africa. If I keep going at this rate, I’ll be back in Denmark even before you can spell this word

    On this day..

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    2 Responses to “Day 1.317 – Ahhh, Essasouira! (UK)”

    1. trina Says:

      your Morocco pics are breathtaking so far! glad that you’re having fun and not fighting the wind anymore. I wish you’d taken a few tagine pics, what happened to all those food shots you used to do? 🙂

    2. Nicolai Says:

      Hi Trina…I’ve taken heaps of tajine and other food shots lately. The border between entertaining and boring people is a delicate one, you know, and I don’t wanna post to many gastro pics…

      Glad you like the (other) photos.

      Nicolai

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