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The 18th we get back to Morocco, through spain with car and a trailer, ferry in Almeria to Nador, 13 days on site,
Nador, Beni tadjite,Merzouga, Mhamid, Tata, Tafraoute, Aguinan, ouarzazat, Imilchil,Boulemane, Nador.
Some in the area to have a ( or mint tea )

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Hi Eric

There's been really bad weather in many parts of Morocco for several weeks. Our experience so far has been

- Col du Zad 1c and mist.
- Midelt 6c and rain (so we cancelled the Cirque de Jaffar run)
- Merzouga 18c with heavy rain and flooding at Erfoud and at Erg Chebbi
- Tinerhir 12c with flooding in the Todra and smashed link piste to Dades
(it took us 13 hours eventually in moonlight)
- Ouarzazate 20c with severe haze <3km visability
- Marrakech finally sunshine and 24c

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Wow Tim, thanks. I meant to go to Morocco in the summer and got clothing for those hot conditions. Now I see how inappropriate what I have would be now, this year. It seems Morocco has very variable weather as befits a country with coast line and mountains. With it so cold I hope you're not too piste off! Linzi.
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I'm currently in Erfoud on my first solo trip anywhere. The weather certainly hasn't been what I expected but, hey, it's still better than Belfast! The road to erg chebi was still under water yesterday but I'm hoping to get through today. Eric - email me at drew at drewmillar dot com and we might be able to meet up for a mint tea!

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we were down at mazoga on Saturday and Sunday and very cold and wet but road down ok
saw Tim at Todra, not able to cross river even with bikes, now in Chefchaoun for a couple of days at Hotel Rif, great place for bikes
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That's bad news for the weather, I'm going to Morocco in December I'll be freezing or riding on ice
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, it seems it will be hot ( figurative meaning ).

The weather forcasts are not so good, pretty sure we will start sunday under the rain. and also following days.
I believe in the Rekkam there are many oued to cross, with certainly high water, damaged tracks and so on.....
If we reach Erg Chebbi maybe we will be lucky to see the lake with water.

Inch Allah as they say.

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i'm now at erg chebbi - no problem with road yesterday - one small flodded stretch but easily passable

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Hi Drew, you got there then, good for you. Hope your having a good time, I have dipped in and out of your blog.

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Fine, happy to ear.

could you have some informations regarding KSAR SANIA an auberge in Merzouga.

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Hi all,
we are also heading for the south, take the ferry the 28th from Sete to Nador, then the planned route is about Nador-Taza-Figuig-Erfoud-Merzouga-Zagora-Tata-Guelmim and then the usual Atlantic route down to Senegal.
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Hey there, i'm heading down to senegal in a days time from Nouchtott, Mauritania. When will you be there.

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the ferry arrives in Nador the 30th, we will spend about 10 days in Maroc, so will arrive in Senegal sometimes 12-13.nov. How long are you going to stay?
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Paul and Dawn travelling in our Landcruiser and hoping to land in Morocco sometime over the weekend.

How's the weather looking?

Where is a good place to stay (with car parking) in Chefchaouen?

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sorry havnt posted weather/road updates - poor internet connection and been sick for couple of days after getting caught in storm - brought wrong bike gear.
Got up Todra ok last sunday but got caught in bad weather on piste - had to turn at 2100 metres
did dades purely on tarmac.
road section ouazazate to Marrakesh no prob but cold.
badly caught out in storm on road section to essouira - got bad chill
made it to agadir but then to bed for two days
Weather stunningly good here now but you NEED good bike gear at this time in Morocco
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