Part Way Down --- Leaving

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.


 Car Park Camping

Car Park Camping

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Part Way Down --- Simon And Jack

Simon And Jack In Morocco

Working my way through the 450GB!!! worth of footage I brought back from Morocco I noticed that there was a reoccurring pattern. Jack and Simon seemed to get into a load of the footage! ;-)

There is a lot of the back to their 110 with me rabbiting on about something. But there is also some other fun shots that I thought I would put together in a short video for you.

Apart from us both owning a 110 we had other things in common, Beer, Rioja and Port which made meeting them even better. I had some great laughs with them and maybe……… we might go driving again!


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Part Way Down. ---The Big Time Debate!

Its been a while!

During the last few weeks i have been on an amazing adventure overloading to Morocco. As a stills photographer with no experience of taking, let alone editing videos. Here is a trial video for fun that I took on Sunday 28th Oct the day after the clocks went back in the UK. FCP X, my choice of video editor, is a big learning curve and hopefully over the next few weeks I will be editing and uploading some of the awesome footage that I captured along the way. Enjoy.

This video is about when Moroccan people decided not to turn their clocks back in Oct 2018. The Big Time Debate
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Wiltshire Armed Forces and Veterans Celebrations

There was a Rumble At The Park today in Trowbridge as the celebrations got underway with the arrival of some heavy duty Military vehicles. The star of the show was of course A Challenger 2.

At a point in proceedings I was a little concerned that it was trying to enter the multi storey car park. With a height limit of 2m it would have been a little tight!!!!!! 😃

There was no need to worry as the Army and Maryrose had everything under control. With a roar of the engines and a cloud of black smoke the mighty beast moved effortlessly into its position ready for the crowds to see all weekend.

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