Whilst in Morocco last December, we went on a day trip to the fishing town of Essaouira on the Atlantic coast. Essaouira is partially surrounded by a high wall to protect the town from fierce storms, but it also has a long sandy beach perfect for sun-bathing, a stroll or camel rides!
Fishing and tourism are the town’s main staples and we spent a warm but windy afternoon exploring the town centre while the seagulls screeched and circled overhead.
Fairly certain blue is the official colour or something…
Looking across the harbour
For catching the fishies
Beautiful December sun
The blue nets stretched all along the harbour
Fish being gutted
Tide must be low
View from the top of the Scala del Mar fortifications
View towards the town. Stunning
Our lunch. All the fish!
It was a three hour drive each way from Marrakech but it was worth the (driver’s) effort to see the sea. The fresh air and bracing wind was particularly wonderful after the moped fumes of the city. If you can, go.