Friday, March 7, 2008

A Breath of Fresh Air

The old medina is lovely but there are few trees and altogether too many mopeds and it makes you forget how huge Morocco is.
Once you get outside the city a whole new world opens up.

These shots were taken from a bus heading to my favorite spot - Essouira - where I go pretty much every month - to breathe in the fresh air.
Here we travel through the stony desert and watch the different cloud formations with the horizon in the very far distance.

When we get to the Atlantic coast and look north, we see the treacherous rocks and the mist and the water swirling beneath us.
I think you must be very brave to be a sailor - and, in the olden days when you had to rely on the wind - braver still.

More waves crashing. It's amazing how one can watch natural elements like clouds and water for hours without getting the least bit bored.

A shadow falls on the high walls.


Rima said...

Hello Elizabeth - you always have such lovely pictures :) It seems so much lighter and brighter there than here! Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog... interesting about hte hand of fatima knocker - I saw quite a few of them whilst reading up on hand symbolism online. Is my blog difficult to get on cos it takes so long to load? I have limited the length of it a bit now - hope that helps! Thanks for visiting, take care .. Rima

sukipoet said...

Lovely. So nice that this beautiful spot is within a day trip for you.

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

You are so right about clouds and waves never being boring. You caught some beautiful moments for us folks in "elsewhere" to enjoy.

Sara said...

The wide open desert and sky paint such lovely shades of blue and tan, which are a great color combination too. And the sea on the rocks, breaking in ever changing patterns does keep one's thoughts and interest occupied for the longest time...

I'm excited about the Wednesday DOOR project....went talking today and took lots of door photos...there are so many interesting ones in some of the neighborhoods around here. But I think your Morroco doors are the best!

Britt-Arnhild said...

I am always drawn to beaches and the sea. How nice to have such a lovely place where you return again and again.

It is a perfect sunny day here today and some of the snow starts to melt. I've been out for a long walk.

Jeanne said...

Lovely indeed as is all that you share.
Love Jeanne

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I live near the ocean and revel in the smell of the air. That itself is restorative!

emma said...

Nice photos of the clouds, i adore the coast too, it balances you, the air is divine.