Our bed was somewhat hard so none of us slept particularly well. We also decided against the shower option as there was no hot water due to it the hot tap being stuck on in Hanna’s tent which was the only way to get our loo flushing – a reasonable trade off we all felt.
|Sunrise over the Sahara|
We declined the offer of a shower stop at the Auberge du Sud and decided instead to press on with our journey as were keen to see the famous Todra Gorge – we were all filthy and grimy so all in the same boat.
|The start of the Todra Gorge|
Most tourists seemed to visit just the lower part of the gorge, but we decided to drive on up to the village of Tamtattouchte, which is at the other end of the gorge. I’m so glad we did as we lost the crowds and could linger and enjoy the equally dramatic scenery as the gorge widened eventually opening out into a wide valley at the village where a multitude of tiny fields were being cultivated.
Here, we turned around and retraced out steps and drove the remaining 50km to our hotel at Boulmalne strategically located just outside of the Dadnès gorge, which is where our sightseeing starts tomorrow.
We’re disappointed in this hotel which is not up to the same standard as the other places we’ve stayed in. It’s okay but below par. The curtains don’t hang very well, it’s poorly decorated, the windows don’t shut properly although Chris has stuffed paper into some of the cracks to stop them rattling, Chris had to ask for the heater control from reception..........you get the picture? Still, we have a comfortable bed, lots of hot water and it’s clean.