We are in Mazouga, right in front of the Sahara Desert. On Sunday, July 12, we woke up at 3:45 and began our camel ride around 4:30. We wanted to see the sunrise in the desert. Here is a series of pictures from that incredible morning:
Climbing this dune was very challenging. Our young Berber guides offered us their help:
Remember that these young, skinny boys, don’t eat or drink anything until sunset. It is Ramadan time in Morocco. We offered them orange juice and they said that they were fasting. Everybody here in Morocco takes Ramadan very seriously.
Here is the panorama view of the desert with two angels on the sand:
Pam, in this picture, Thelma is saying “Hello” to you:
As you can see, we are still waiting for the sunrise.
Sharon and Mary Lou are looking toward the east and finally they see it:
Of course the best way to celebrate this joyful moment is with an enthusiastic group picture:
Our next challenge will be to go down that huge dune…..some of us went down with the help of our guides:
Others on their own. After all, we all know….. what goes up, must come down!!!!
All events in Morocco have to end with shopping. This time we tried to help the boys and their families:
A thought for today:
Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination.
– Roy M. Goodman