Marina Smir, Morocco, October 10-14, 2016

Yes, we are out of order for blog postings on our adventure, but decided to try and show you where we are NOW!   This is Marina Smir about 25 miles south of Gibraltar.  Very slow pace as summer season is over, so lots of places closed, especially close to marina.  Markets are about 4-6 miles away.  DSC04521DSC04522IMG_1249

Our first sunrise in Morocco, as seen from the cockpit.


One of the tour guides told us this was a “Moroccan Taxi”!!  Maybe so, but she did not like to be petted!!


Tall ship on the left is from Sweden, traveling the Med with a group of teenagers doing classes and studies on board.  The wooden trawler in front looks to be a restaurant, but not functioning at present.  The marina office is in background.


Moroccan flags welcome us to the beach to the southern side of the marina, so took a walk, of course!

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Took a taxi to Tetuoan, Morocco with Ahmed, our guide.  Next pictures are sights along the road.

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Sign on a gas station!


Entrance to a new grand hotel being built between Smir and Tetuoan.  Below are pictures of our walking tour of Tetuoan.

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Above and below describes this gate.

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Above and below are tannery pictures for preparing animal hides (dirty and smelly work!)




Standing on the walls built around the city.  Above overlooks a huge cemetery outside the walls and below, the wall protecting those homes inside.


Below are pictures of the market (medina) in Tetuoan!

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Can’t get much fresher than this!!



OVERALL, a very good experience!!  Now on to Marina Saidia.

2 thoughts on “Marina Smir, Morocco, October 10-14, 2016

  1. Dear Steve and Laura Brown,

    Nice to met you in Marina smir. Wish you all the best I wish you a wonderful trip and away from dificulties.

    Hassan/ Capitania Port Marina Smir
    with a best wishes

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