Surf and Beach Town of Essaoira


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After more than a week in Marrakesh everyone had recovered and the truck had been fixed.  We had never been more ready to get back on the road and continue our journey. We set off to Essaoira, which is a small coastal town for a couple of days to relax , get back to communal shopping and cooking and sort stuff out.
Being in the middle of winter, Essaoira was not at all as busy as it had been described in our guidebooks. The town could be described as laid back and artsy with a breeze that attracts kite surfers from all over the World. Its 18th century Medina is a fort constructed with European military architecture, which you can see many places in Northern Africa.
In small shops along the beach it was possible to rent water sport equipment, so some went for a surf in the whitewater waves and others spent the days relaxing in the sun.
When continuing to drive further south we crossed the surf town of Taghazout which seemed like a much cooler place for young backpackers. Here the waves were also big and green and it was almost painful driving past it without trying out the waves. Just less than an hour further south we stopped for a couple of hours in Agadir to get everything we needed for the Saharan desert crossing that we will do in  the next few days.
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