This photo was taken on a route down the Dades Gorge in the Atlas Mountain Range of Morocco in 2008. The route peaks at 3000m above sea level and is a lone double track for most of its length. Once we came off the Todra Gorge route towards Imilchil there was nobody to be seen. We passed by one small hut in the morning and didn’t see a single form of life for the rest of the day. As our first trip away with a vehicle we really felt the high mountain isolation on this day in particular and little did we know that it would change the course of our lives forever.
As many of you have only been following since we left the UK in January 2013, I thought you may like to see some photos from our previous overland trips. Whilst these are scattered about the trip reports section and Facebook I felt the urge to push them forward. We have had a website up and running now for six years so many of you wont have known about these previously visited places. The photographs are not as good but at least you see I have improved! These will be run weekly alongside other blog posts, so enjoy.
This photo was taken at Ait Benhaddou in the Atlas Mountain Range of Morocco. We stopped by to see if it was worth going in and whilst taking photos from a distance this old fella decided to come on over with his friendly little snake. An impromptu photo that still invokes memories of that place many years later.