Morocco: in and around Merzouga

Some scenes from a drive around Merzouga’s surrounds today.

Yes – dunes.

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A boy with a captive desert fox.

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The landscape on the edge of the desert varies considerably. The ranges in the background form a border to Algeria.

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The remains of an old coal mining village. Quartz was also mined here and some people still live in the old houses.

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Camels belonging to nomads graze on tree leaves.

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We ate Berber pide for lunch.

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The wind picked up during the afternoon and visibility dropped as sand and dust moved off dunes and rock masses.

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There are fossil sites everywhere.

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The sky turned a light mauve as the sand moved in across the quite desolate plains.

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