The next morning I got up early and headed out for the morning light. These were the dunes right behind our hotel. Though similar in scope and scale, here I was noticing more small details.

Scarab beetle tracks

Mouse-induced granular flow

We breakfasted in the garden, accompanied by a cat that was more interested in sharing our sunbeam than our food. After packing up and shaking the sand out of our shoes, we headed back north and into the Ziz Valley.

The Moroccan Grand Taxi, for those travellers without silver camels of their own, these ubiquitous Benzes are the best option for travel between cities in the south.

Sand Traps in the Ziz

The Ziz Palmeries, not a great photo, but it does show the river of green that flows through these valleys.

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