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Old 01-08-2009, 10:10 AM   #91
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then down to the Gorges.

time for a coffee break !

bikes are cooling down while the riders....

trying to explain a metachysical problem...

"oh my my...."
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Old 01-08-2009, 04:01 PM   #92
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enjoyed it a lot. thanks.
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Old 01-09-2009, 01:36 AM   #93
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Exhausted by Christian's philosophy, we started to move again.
This time, we will start our East to West crossing of the Atlas.

so we followed the Todra Gorges.

All around, there are fields. Annoying part for the farmer is that each time the river grows, the crop is taken away.



then we arrived on the plateau


looks like a giant head, no ?

yes !

amazing skies around here
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Old 01-09-2009, 01:52 AM   #94
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Are you sure it's the right way. not much around here !

hum.... yes, of course....I'm.......

What I know for sure it's that we came from here
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Old 01-09-2009, 01:57 AM   #95
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Guys, let's regroup !
i i Sir !

Go check this road.

hum...


ok, not this one I guess.
let's keep going. sunset is approaching quite fast now and the nice coolness was becoming a not so nice coldness.
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Old 01-09-2009, 02:00 AM   #96
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we must reach Agoudal first....

not on sight....

and we're still climbing. heated grips are a nice thing sometimes
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Old 01-09-2009, 02:04 AM   #97
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uh oh ! is it the track we took down there ?!

and we were still climbing.....

climbing....
but what a view we had !
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Old 01-09-2009, 02:08 AM   #98
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At last, we arrived at Agoudal

Anton's happy... but it's not yet Imilchil !
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Old 01-09-2009, 02:19 AM   #99
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Another pass to cross



then another plateau



And at last, Imilchil !!!


Our great hotel !

the street of Imilchil

there's the main street and not much more.
We had a wonderful diner in the hotel. Perhaps our best moroccan meal ever.


but about the night........we were happy to have our sleeping bag coz it was f*ing cold !!

and as it happens when you're a bit tired in a crazy situation... we laughed like mads
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Old 01-09-2009, 02:31 AM   #100
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We had many troubles also to find hostels with heating in the room

Nice pics
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Old 01-09-2009, 08:35 AM   #101
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We had many troubles also to find hostels with heating in the room
yep, that seems to be true in every countries where the sun is really hot during the summer.
Quite hard to find a decent heat source in hotel's rooms in South of spain.
Also true in Sicily.
And in Greece.
As a matter of fact, when I'm going on holidays with my beloved, I take the hairdryer. Quite efficient to warm her up fast.
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Old 01-09-2009, 08:42 AM   #102
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After the best Morocaan breakfast ever (fresh moroccan pancakes, fresh honey, coffee, fruits), we took off.



The area around Imilichil is really beautiful




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Old 01-09-2009, 08:48 AM   #103
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A lot of sheperds. always very friendly.





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Old 01-09-2009, 08:56 AM   #104
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We'll have to reach Meknès by the night. Should be ok as we'll do roads only today. but twisty roads.... mountains...



doh... stopping making pictures, I lost my mates...
where are they ?

a bit closer

closer

closer

ah, here they are... smoking
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Old 01-09-2009, 09:04 AM   #105
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and we kept going thru the Atlas

green as ever




then we arrived at the end of the Atlas. intense hues here again



Time for a break.... we have a smoker....

the big GS and the little one


we have company.
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