Day 8 - Essaouira to Marrakesh

This was our main day for shopping, and here is a list of some of the lovely things which members of our group bought, and their approximate cost in sterling .

Dawn over the battlements

Rows and rows of small boats

Drift net and seagulls

The port waking up

and then back to the serious business of shopping

which can speak for itself!

Interlude to photograph

some old doorways

Delicious bread and biscuits

Very sticky sweets - also delicious

The goldsmith's quarter

and then we are on the road again

Another arid landscape

Reststop with two of our drivers in national costume

Arrival in Marrakesh

Freshly squuezed orange stall making a marvellous picture

Shop front detail

On a terrace overlooking the main square

we had an excellent lunch

Stalls for everything

even pricly pear kernels

more recycled tyre-mongery

and ates and spices

and then a walk round the old city

including the ruins of a very ancient palace

complete with dungeons

Back into the rush of the old city

and into the excellent museum

These are parts of an ancient wooden Ferris wheel

and back to the Hotel Ali

for a magnificent last evening meal

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