|A sneaky shot of
locals buying their supplies
We enjoyed 6 days at Sidi Ifni, it was a pleasant (ish) though windy campsite, facilities were not particularly clean so we used our own. However it was very convenient for dog walking, being right on the beach and also for shopping for supplies. The walk up to town was via a stone staircase, didn’t count the steps but it wasn’t too onerous and on my first foray I found a pizzeria which we frequented on day 3. Pizza Hut it wasn’t but it satisfied the urge!
|Sidi Ifnid souk, biggest
cauliflowers we’ve ever seen!
Being an ex Spanish enclave, we soon found out that the town still operates in Spanish time……a few places were open all day but the majority only came to life in the evening and a very lively place it was then too. We discovered an outlet selling lovely doughnuts, took me right back to childhood holidays on the Isle of Wight and Nigel to his months of working in Aberdeen.
|Difficult to resist the urge to say,
“Shouldn’t you be in school?”
So we had a roast chicken dinner one day, sadly lacking in sausage, crispy bacon and stuffing but very enjoyable none the less.
|Legzira Plage, 10k North of Sidi|
|Well worth waiting on the beach for sunset!|
|Black top, just on and on and on!|
On the way here, when we turned off the main road towards the coast, the road stretched straight ahead like a long black ribbon as far into the distance as we could see. When Nigel pulled up, I had anticipated what was coming….my turn for a driving lesson! So I drove us the next 30k to the coast and was very pleased with myself. Apart from a few metres in a Scottish campsite, this is the first time I have sat behind the wheel. I was pleased to have an opportunity to drive and was even complimented!
|Hmm, bit of a bad hair day, methinks!|
The beach here is quite a walk away approx a kilometre, we are parked at the top of some cliffs/dunes and to reach the sea it is necessary to walk down the dunes, along a riverbank and through the end of a lagoon but oh boy, it was worth it, literally miles and miles of beach in both directions. The dogs had a ball! Coming back they were persuaded to swim in the freshwater lagoon to get the salt off them, well Dash needed no persuasion. Trouble was we then had to walk back up the sand dunes so they were covered in sand again by the time we got back but at least they weren’t salty.
|We’re up there somewhere…..|
|Oh yes, there we are, fifth from the right.
This is the lagoon we had to wade
across to get to the beach
There is no internet access here, the dongle doesn’t work but my phone has a very patchy signal, enough to establish that there is snow in abundance in the UK and especially in Bolton. Hopefully we’ll be able to catch up with news from home at out next campsite. We are heading back to Tiznit tomorrow and then to Tafraoute for a week or so.