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Old 10-23-2012, 04:56 PM   #16
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:18 PM   #17
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:31 PM   #18
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Ahhh so this is where the report has been hiding!

I was one of the unlucky 2 that couldn't go so can't wait to read this! Loving the matching trousers Rob and Terry - you make a lovely couple

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Old 10-24-2012, 12:55 AM   #19
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So how long you got to do the trip in? have you got a plan per day how many miles etc?
looking forward to the journey
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:22 AM   #20
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So how long you got to do the trip in? have you got a plan per day how many miles etc?
looking forward to the journey
We were away for 3 weeks in total and planned to have 2 weeks in Maroc, no real mileage plans per day, just picked out a town/city and headed in that direction. When we had enough we stopped and searched for digs.


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Ahhh so this is where the report has been hiding!

I was one of the unlucky 2 that couldn't go so can't wait to read this! Loving the matching trousers Rob and Terry - you make a lovely couple



Twas Pete and Rob and I can confer they did make a nice couple!

Real shame G man! But you got a neat SE and a huge back yard to play in!!
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:34 AM   #21
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Loving the matching trousers Rob and Terry - you make a lovely couple

Glad you like them - the original idea was that we'd all wear the same - as a "team" thing.

Unfortunately Halvarssons do not make them in ultra short leg length so that idea was shelved..........
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:10 AM   #22
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So the following day we left Fawlty Towers and headed further south, satnav throwing a thromby now and again as we were travelling between newly laid motorway and old roads. "Drive to highlighted route" she screamed then proceded to re-calculate, I had to smile :)

Fuel, food and fluids, it was getting warmer and warmer







After a couple of fuel stops we finally made it to Alhaurin el Grande, punched search for hotels in the satnav and picked one out. We rumbled through the narrow streets as people stop and stared as we made it to our destination, prices negotioted and rooms were booked. Bikes parked and secured, showers was had and clean clothes were worn and we then went in search of food.



We found a great little seafood restaurant and had a feast.





The next day we made the short journey to visit Hana at www.motoadventours.com where we had arranged to get our tyres swapped over and to store any gear we wouldn't need until the return of our journey. Hana and her partner Dakar rider Patrick Trahan run organised tours in Morocco, it was great to chat with Patrick and share some of his stories from the Dakar, he was generous in his advice for us newbies visiting Morocco for the first time also.

After chatting we got busy with the bikes.

Terry and Pete chatting with Hana







Jack looking busy



Jack checking that the young lad was cleaning the bike properly, that's what she told me anyway!



Then showing a bit of interest





Someone had taken the only jack in the building so they could remove both wheels! Not mentioning any names like





I then realised we did have another jack....... Jack





As the rear wheel was done I could now get the front one removed while Jack sat on the bike

Cracking place and set up Hana had, plenty of bike space, decent set of tools and equipment and lots of storage space for bike gear and tyres.



We eventually got finished around lunchtime, a few last minute tips from Hana on where to eat and stay and one last bit of advice from Patrick and we were on our way to the port. Originally we were going to sail from Algecieras, but Hana called ahead and she told us that we wouldn't get there in time for the next scheduled crossing and advised us to go to Tarifa, which we did.

We checked in and paid our fees for the crossing to Tangier. Man I was so excited and giddy, we were actually here, within the next couple of hours we would be crossing into north Africa, another continent. Wow!

Waiting for the ferry.






Jack found time to check out her phone



As we were waiting and chatting and being pretty excited, some gent offered to take our picture.



Then the boat arrived.



Bikes fastened securely







My first sighting of Morocco





We were almost there! Next up the dreaded port! We'd heard so many tales and stories about touts and thieves, we were about to experience it for ourselves. Anticipation and a touch apprehension washed over us as we unsecured the bikes and rode off the ramps and into the port...................

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Old 10-24-2012, 08:28 AM   #23
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cliffhanger !! look forward to the next instalment.
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:19 AM   #24
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Wow......very cool....!

The only sighting of Morocco I have ever had was when I visited Disney World in Orlando! hahaha

I will be tagging along!
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:22 PM   #25
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Looks a cracking trip, cant wait for more
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:31 PM   #26
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Excellent stuff Gav! looking forward to the next installment. :)
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:49 PM   #27
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Cracking place and set up Hana had, plenty of bike space, decent set of tools and equipment and lots of storage space for bike gear and tyres.


That looks like a great find

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Old 10-24-2012, 02:28 PM   #28
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That looks like a great find

Louis
Evening all, I'll be the daft fooker in the Berglund suit on the Black ADV,

Now look what you made me do Gav, had to sign up to another forum to make my smart arsed comments.

We can all thank Terry (Chubbythumper) for organising the tyre changing facilities, at the very helpfull Motoadventours with Hanna and Patrick.

Keep the RR coming Gav.
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:59 PM   #29
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That looks like a great find

Louis
Yep, top find, one of the guys on the HUBB put me in touch with them, like Frog says Hana and Patrick couldn't do enough for us.

And Frog get your pics fired into Dropbox please
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:16 PM   #30
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Someone had taken the only jack in the building so they could remove both wheels! Not mentioning any names like





.................
That was because "someone" didn't waste time drooling over the admitedly rather attractive Hana or talk bike bollocks with Patrick the Dakar rider.

And doesn't that SE look so slim and purposeful compared to those lardy Adventures and even lardier BMs?
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