Our trip started in Marrakech, but we soon moved on to the market town of Inzegane, near the tourist hotspot of Agadir. This was the view from our hotel room -- the bus stop and part of the market.

One night we had supper in what we thought must have been the Moroccan equivalent of an Irving Big Stop. It was a very busy restaurant in a gas station car park, which served hearty, simple meals to many local families. Here is Friedel checking out the bread being baked for the restaurant.

The next day it was on to the mountains. Here are a few pictures of the scenery....

The anti-Atlas mountains are like a window into the Earth's history. You can see every layer and fold in the hills, going back many millions of years.



Mules are used in the mountains to carry luggage, supplies and even local people.

There was rain just before we arrived in Morocco so many local flowers were out in bloom -- something not seen in drier years.

One day we climbed to the top of one hill to take a look at the valleys unfolding below.

The moon coming up over the hills on our first night.

And the sun rising the next day.

The sun just starts to light up some of the peaks.

There was a team of local villagers keeping the camp going.

They also made us great meals.

And fetched water from a local oasis.

Near the oasis, Andrew spotted this door from what seemed to have once been an old house.

On our last day we went to visit the village where Brahim, our guide, was born. On the way we saw a herd of camels with new born babies -- always a sign of a good year.

Their keeper told us they hadn't had a drink since September because there were enough fresh plants to keep them from getting thirsty.

A distant view of Brahim's village, Timkrit, from a nearby hill.

We approached the village from some nearby fields, which are irrigated to help the locals grow wheat, carrots, olives and other fresh veggies.

An mill that is used to crush olives into olive oil and a local donkey checking us out.

Brahim walking through one of the tunnels of the local village.