Morocco via France/Spain: September 1999
This was my second time driving to Morocco - it is a
fantastic country that I keep going back to.
It has everything: Ancient cities, Atlantic and
Mediterranean coast lines, Africa's second highest
peak (4,167m) in the stunning High Atlas Mountains,
great people and food (and beer !), and down south a
real taste of the Sahara desert.
Two Defender 110s went with mysef, Dave and Ron.
This photo is taken in the High Atlas mountains.
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Todra Gorge area
Approaching the
large sand dunes
of Erg Chebbi at
Zagora, and the famous
sign that points to
Timbuktu, a full
trans-Sahara crossing -
52 days by camel...
I decided then that I
intended to return some
day and make that
crossing in the 'ship of
the desert' - a Land
Rover Defender, which I
completed in 2002
North of Todra Gorge is an
overlander trap, where an
enterprising local has made the
usual track rather muddy -
demanding money to be towed out.
Light was fading fast at the end of
the day and Ron rescued me, but we
still gave the blighter a packet of
Camels to stop him throwing stones
You can get rather
remote in the stark
landscape of the
Djebel Sarhro region -
it feels like being on
another planet
Old Series 3
ambulance still
in use, despite
being rather
Overnight camp
at Merzouga -
Dave says he has
lost weight since
High Atlas
- clothes
in lake
Dave and Ron
High Atlas