The Moroccan Job 2009

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  1. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    At last count there are five us heading for Morocco just about now. We are serviced, tested, packed and re-packed. We have enough soup to survive the blitz. Leaving tomorrow, stay 2 nights in Densole then Calais early Sunday morning.

    If we achieve internet on route then we'll post our progress. We might not meet any fellow funsters until Algeciras but who knows. Our last two planned stops are Internacianal Aranjuez then Torre de Mar at Laguna Playa right by the sea, about 100 miles from the meeting outside Algeciras. Looking at Google Earth the final meeting does not want to be any earlier than necessary.

    If anyone wants a last bit of class before the crossing, try Reina Cristina Hotel it's past it's prime but it's probably what we would expect of a hotel in Casablanca after watching that film. Something from a different era. And cheap.

    Anyone need a hand, in an emergency we will loan you a pack of soup, we are on 07921 620625.
     
  2. madbluemad

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    Have a good time :Smile:

    Cheers
    Jim:thumb:
     
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    enjoy, atlas-dweller and others

    tres jealous
     
  4. Detourer

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    I hope it is you and 12 others that are heading this way ........... 13 owners on your tour.

    Some days away yet but I have just spoken with the Tour Leader of the current Desert Detours group in Morocco and all is going great, including the weather :thumb: They had just left Marrakech, after crossing the Tizzi n Tichka, before heading for Essaouira and the run back to Spain.

    I was not scheduled to lead the March tour, which was as it turned out fortunate, as I had a small accident during the Feb tour that resulted in two broken ribs, damaged kidney and spleen………but it only hurts when I laugh……..All is looking good for the week after next though.

    I think quite a few are heading for our area [Alhaurin El Grande] a few days earlier and staying at Malaga Monte Parc Holiday Village Camping on the Costa del Sol Southern Spain so we will check there before the tour.

    Are you still heading for Jerez after the tour? I stumbled on the new race track, just south of Marrakech, a few months ago. Marrakech starts the new round of the 2009 FIA WTCC Season by hosting the FIA WTCC in Marrakech on May 3rd. “The Race of Morocco” will become the only African round of any FIA World Championship (F1, WRC, WTCC). It is a truly spectacular track and location between the “Pink City” and snow topped High Atlas. The strong rumor is that it will be a future F1 location.

    Reina Cristina Hotel [I know the ex-owners] is Algeciras, not Casablanca......:RollEyes:

    Ray
     
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    Ray I too saw that track in Late December... they had a lot of work left to do !....

    will be good to see a race from there

    John
     
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    No, change of plan. There seemed no solution to properly organised camping there and wife did not want to just try and wild camp.

    So.....

    We've booked for Goodwood Festival of Speed instead.
     
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    Cya down there... we are not leaving ( due to work commitments etc) until next Friday.... Hope to be on the Spanish Coast by Monday night.....

    Hoping to get to an internet cafe now and again to up date our blog The Big Trip... Morocco 2009

    Stay safe....

    bob'n'june and the two tiny travelers
     
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    Progress report......

    Night 1 - St Maule du Terraine.
    Just a town parking lot off the main road. Room for about 10 MHs. Nice and quiet. FREE.

    Night 2/3 - Larroutela - just south of St Jean de Luz. Lovely big site. Heated covered pool. Loads of sun tanned Brits heading home. In fact we've seen masses of MHs heading north.

    Night 4/5 - Camping Internacional Aranjuez. Typing here now, for €4 a day, sunny. Large site, good shop, bar.

    Fuel: Nothern France motorway €1.10+ but Mr Le Clerc saved the day at €0.94. But into Spain and it was immediately €0.84 at Repsol.

    Next stop Torre de Mar on Friday. Watch this space.
     
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    Sounds good so far :Smile:... We will be leaving tomorrow evening.... Cya down south
     
  10. Jim

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    Have a good time, guys. I will offer up a years free membership for the best photograph in Morocco with a motorhomeFun sticker, pennant or Flyer in it:thumb::thumb:
     
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    JIM.....is there no end to your generousity....?????....have a good time guys and stay out of Ricks bar..(of all the gin joints etc.) !!:Rofl1: :Rofl1: :Rofl1: :thumb:
     
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    The Moroccan job

    Have a great trip have just returned.... if you are travelling through Tanger and have bikes on racks watch out for the young lads who will jump on just as you leave traffic lights trying to releave you of them.

    Don't book a meal at the International site in Fez he will try to rip you off better still give Fez a miss camping there is £10 per night Meknes is a much better option £5 per night although basic get a grand taxi into the town total cost 10.Dir about £1.

    The best part of our trip was South and east of Agadir....The Beber's friendly and not as much hassel as further north.

    Regards:thumb:
     
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    Just arrived in Al Haurin el Grande and the weather has finally changed for the better. Sunny and warm this afternoon here this afternoon and able to sit round the pool with a glass or three. Got a few days to chill out before we all set of on the Moroccan adventure.

    Travel safe and see you on Tuesday at the allocated meeting point.
     
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    Will be wearing a red carnation :Smile:
     
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    Have a great time and remember La shokran- no thank you. So useful!:Rofl1:
    Lucille
     
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    Have a great time, keep safe but have fun.

    We were asked to sell our cycles at least 100 times when were were there.

    but no one tried to steal them.

    Keep alcohol hidden, as you can get knocked up out of bed for beer, or more so whisky, we never encouraged it, those that did, wondered why they kept knocking at the door all hours.

    Regards

    Pat
     
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    Have a good time, wish l was there foggy here. Paul:thumb:
     
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    Closer still.....

    Did Aranjuez to Torre de Mar by 15:00. Good free motorway all the way though some extra tarmac would not be missed in some sections. Dropping down from Granada is a visual joy.

    Hot now. Pullover filed away.

    Camping Laguna Playa: A bit of a parking lot, just 100 or so hard standings. Free WiFi, spotless toilets and halpful staff.

    Just 100 or so miles to run to the launch point.
     
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    Hi Brian
    just signed in to see whats happening! were at Conil de la Frontera (about 60k from meeting place) and looking forward to meeting everyone next Tuesday.
    The weather has been kind to us (we have been in Spain since January)
    hope you have a safe last leg! you can put the jumper in the bottom of the draw!! until we get to the High Atlas (this is our first trip so quite excited!!)
    have met Andy & Netty from Motorhome . net on the way, they have given us lots of tips!!
    see you soon Andrea & Dennis
     
  20. hilldweller

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    Same here. Perfect here for us to get used to the idea of WARM. And SUN, guess who forgot that you need sun cream down here. Just call me Rudolf.

    Only problem generally are the prices. Everything UK or dearer apart from diesel at about €0.85.

    Conile, if I remember correctly is the place of a million windmills and wind to match. Very impressive.
     
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