Leaving Auberge Le Soleil Bleu
I was awake early today about 6am. Normal time while away driving across Morocco. I was sleeping in my 110 after all!!!
It was dark and while getting my stuff together an eerie sound broke the cool dark silence. The locals were being called to prayers. I have heard this call on many occasions but this morning with it being dark, no-one else up and complete silence it was a very strange sound.
We were camped at Le Soleil Bleu an Auberge in Boumalne Dades, Morocco. It’s situated high above the town with great views over the River Dades. We were camping there and like so many things in Morocco the camp site was strange! Perfectly ok but we were camped in the car park of the Auberge. So I’m not a regular camper in fact have never camped before except a camper van in Australia for 3 weeks and that was completely different. But a car park! As the days went on this became the norm.
The owner of the Auberge opened up one of his 17 rooms for us to use for a shower and it was gratefully received. The room was very basic but clean with 2 beds a small piece of carpet, shower and a wc. Having these facilities to use was perfect after the last 2 camp sites with iffy! showers I certainly needed one.
The property had a wall around it, very traditional in Morocco so I decided this would be an idea place to get a shot of everyone leaving in the morning.