Route taken: Marrakech, Beni Mallal, El Kasiba, wild camped (206 miles), next day, Boulemane, Sefrou, Fes (155 miles)

Gorgeous drive north after Marrakech, with the colour of the trees slowly changing as we gained altitude. We ventured up a road that was the scenic route to Fes and decided to stop and wild camp for the night. Passed lots of farming villages as we got higher. It took a while for the land to flatten out and we headed off into a rocky field to find cover. It reminded us of Albania, early on in our trip. Feeling the cold finally last night. A taster of what is to come!

We overdid it in Mauritania – our way of finishing off our adventures in West Africa. It has made us take it easy before we cross into Spain next week. We could have crossed old tracks in the south, but have decided to give ourselves and the vehicle a rest. A few odd sounds coming from the driveshaft on the left side, so we think the cv joints are on the way out. One for when we get back!

We’ve been listening to: