71km Sidi el Hachemi to Larache
Morocco has been a fairly cheap country to visit and today, nearly at the end of our travels here, we found the best bargain of the trip: free camping in Larache. Thanks to the ferry companies who run services between Tangiers and Europe there are “rest areas” with hot showers and sparkling clean toilets. They aren’t officially campsites but the camping cars are welcomed in their dozens to stay overnight (some stay for several days) and we were waved in as well to a nice patch of lawn for our tent. We have paid for many campsites which offered far less, so we were quite pleased with this little find. Our journey to Larache once again took us through rows of modern agricultural fields, where it seems to be strawberry picking season. Women filled the fields picking the berries and the main road was lined with men selling flats of the fruit. Tomorrow we hope to reach Tangiers, possibly camping a few kilometers outside the city if headwinds slow our progress. Weather reports we looked at a few days ago showed some rather strong breezes in the area and we already experienced a bit of this coming into Larache.