Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Beach at Diabat



Dunes and the Atlantic Ocean just south of Essouira.


A good place for surfing and a camel ride on the sand.

A good place for sandcastles and pondering mortality.
Jimi Hendrix supposedly wrote "Castles in the Sand" here.


Our little castle is swirled away by the tide.....

33 comments:

Californian said...

This is a secluded and soothing beach. Thanks

Fish Lover said...

I like this kind of quite beach.

asyraf said...

it is so beautiful.i wish i ll travel there in future.

Susan said...

Here in the Pacific Northwest we are used to horses on the beach, cars on the beach, boats on the beach; but camel on the beach is so much cooler!

Susan
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Linda said...

Wow, amazing photos! I can almost feel the water and sand....
Just love the camels

Kay said...

another destination on my list of places to see and savor

Pooch Morning Glory said...

i could sure use a chunk of that right about now.....
~pooch

CherylK said...

Terrific photos! I love the juxtaposition of the surfboard and the camels. Very, very cool.

Disco and Dexter said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Great blog.

Ines said...

My dear- I feel wanderlust!
It looks like saying: "Come to me- relax and feel free!"
Thank you for a little holiday between dishwashing- and lots of more houseworking :-)

Hugs- Ines

Ola said...

The second picture is like from old times

blessingsgoddess said...

Beautiful pictures.

sarah said...

very beautiful!

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Marja said...

Gorgeous I love the beach. Are you back in Marrakesh or are these old photo's

Mrs Chatterbox said...

Yours is the experience I would like to have sometime in my life.
I can feel the peace and tranquility not only in your photos, but in your uncluttered style.

Anymore such adventures coming up for you in the future?

turtlediving said...

Wonderful beach...remind me of my holidays;)

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Stan said...

Wow, what a great adventure. The pictures are amazing and the culture most be so different. Do you experience any troubles with the culture differences?

Keep up the good work!

Cheers!

Amighty Unicorn said...

Beautiful place. I wish we had camels in California. I'm sure they're somewhere, but I bet not for riding around town (or the desert).

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jomyshyne1 said...

Oh - my - goodness... You are very lucky to a part of all these visions of beauty... that imagery is idyllic..stunning. Simply stunning. x

Ceissa said...

Amazing pictures .. didn't know about camels on the beach..
Tks

Barrie said...

There is something very therapeutic about building a castle on the beach.

Anonymous said...

Nice beach

Baillet said...

So beautiful!

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Phillipa said...

Looks like a beautiful beach, so natural and lovely.

Hendrik Zörner said...

Very good photos
i really like the sandcastle


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Lianne said...

i'd like to take a camel ride by the beach!

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Jian said...

Very calm and beautiful beach, the sand looks very fine, i can feel my feet in it already.... lolz

MusicTech said...

I think i know where i am going on holiday next. :)

OAfIShMexican said...

I really love these pictures. Amazing scenery.

House of Carnage said...

Wow that is beautiful. I second susan, anything non-polluting is much cooler to see on the beach. thanks for sharing.

CherylK said...

Surfing and riding camels! Now that's something you wouldn't see very many places in the world! These photos are amazing. I did not know that about Jimi Hendrix...now I'm going to go listen to that song!

Erhard Hans Josef Lang said...

On a vacation to Morocco in 1976 while lodging in the southeastern seaport town of Essaouira one day my Swiss travel companion and I were taken by two young guides for a 2 hours foot walk along a fortified historic beach wall to a remote village called Diabat where, as the boys insisted, Jimi Hendrix had spent some of his precious time while on his 1969 trip to Morocco, most probably being enchanted as we were, too, by a nearby dilapidated historic castle in the sands (which obviously had inspired him there and then to compose that very song of the selfsame title). On arriving at Diabat, then a tiny fisherman's population consisting of a small cluster of whitewashed clay houses with not a single restaurant in place, almost no one was to be spotted there - no kids, no women, no elders - but for one old shag who was lying there in the sun leaned against a hump of dried piled dung, (possibly to cure her rheumatism). Thus, with nobody at all around, by no means were there any further informations to be made available with regards to details of Jimi Hendrix' stay there, as I had hoped for, but for that one proud fat village chicken only who stood there near that dung hill right in the middle of the road of Diabat, most bravely looking the four of us in the eye, as if that bold look in the eye of that bird were to tell us the following: "We well do know who you came to look for out here in our little nest... and I'm telling you that it is my very own chicken mommy who herself has seen exactly that strange wild figure of yours...that you come much too late to look for out here"... We left it at that and returned.