Monday, January 28, 2008
Birthday at the Barrage
To celebrate my husband's birthday, a group of us decided to go to the Barrage - a big, artificial lake/resevoir in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. Unfortunately it is rather low this year -which leaves a lot of room for children to play on the beach.
The dessert was wonderfully healthy. the main course was salad, chicken and meat brochettes - with a huge pile of French fries.
There are a variety of places to sit - some bright and colorful.
Others a little quieter.............
It was very warm - really much warmer than it usually is this time of year - so we sat under the trees looking out at the lake with a little umbrella to shade us too.
This character wandered up all on his own wanting something to eat.
He liked bread quite a lot and oranges - but not orange peel.
After lunch we went for a walk round part of the lake and saw a few interepid souls swimming. I paddled a little bit.
The clay we walked on - which is usually underwater - was a little like the surface of the moon - dry and colorless.
It's hard to get a really good shot of the distant mountains with my little camera. Claudia would probably know how to do it better.