Friday Lens Affair 142

Legzira Arch, Legzira, Morocco

Today I’m hosting a great photograph of Legzira Arch in Morocco, taken by Heather Cole from Conversant Traveller Blog.

Conversant Traveller is a couple travel blog focussing on the adventure by day and luxury by night.

Hubby and Heather have day jobs but don’t let them stop exploring the world with lots of misadventures on the way.

Their current favourite haunts are Morocco and South Africa. They are short of to Brazil to try their first caipirinhas!

You can follow their journey on Facebook and Pinterest.

Photo Story: Legzira Arch – Morocco’s hidden gem

We have a bit of an obsession with Morocco.

The solitude of the desert, the green busts of an oasis amongst the winding mountains, and the warmest and most genuine people you could ever hope to meet.

Oh, and the tajines aren’t bad either.

Yet on our latest visit we wanted to discover a different side to this North African country, and decided a road trip through the Anti Atlas Mountains and up the Atlantic coast all the way from Sidi Ifni in the south to Essaouira in the north would be just the ticket.

We had the place pretty much to ourselves and hardly saw another tourist all week.

The only other road users were a few local trucks laden with goats and the obligatory donkey or two plodding ever onwards.

Staying at little local guest houses and hiking through imposing gorges and palm tree clad valleys. There was one place we couldn’t wait to see. Legzira.

I’d seen pictures of the dramatic sea arches of Legzira in magazines and online and pictured myself strolling serenely beneath them, the sun on my back and the sea gently lapping at my feet.

That’s how it always happens in the movies, right? All was going well as we set foot on the long beach. It was a bright summer’s day and the place was deserted.

The ideal opportunity for that perfect photo.

Yet just half an hour later hubby and I were standing rather bemused and bedraggled beneath one of the arches.

Soaked almost up to the waist and battered from the rocks tumbling around in the surf, we’d been caught unaware by one rather mistimed wave as we posed for photos.

Perhaps there was a reason we were the only people on the beach that day!

We spent the rest of the day sitting in the car with sand uncomfortably rubbing between our toes, our teeth and our butt cheeks.

Note to self. Maybe visit when the tide is going out next time!

Legzira Arch – is a mammoth stone arch on the Legzira Beach in Morocco, which can be found between Mirleft and Sidi Ifni.

Up to September 2016 there were two arches on this beach, naturally formed after years of erosion, these sedimentary giants could be admired.

Unfornunatelly one of them collapsed.

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16 thoughts on “Friday Lens Affair 142

  1. Wow! It is hard to leave a comment on this blog. This is my third time trying to post. Ugh! Anyway! So on my bucket list!
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    • Not really sure why, maybe some server problems as it normally super easy and never had anybody else having problems to be honest, sorry for that and do try again, I love comments :) And yeah totally a bucket list!
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  2. Beautiful place!!! It inspires me even more to my trip to Morocco later this year :D

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  3. I’ve been following Heather’s posts when she visited Morocco and they made me want to go there even more. The photo of the arch is gorgeous!
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    • Morocco is really amazing especially when you managed to get a bit out of all this crowds of the big cities, I loved my stay there!
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  4. I have see photos of this place before! It would be nice to visit. I am a bit obsessed with sea arches.
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  5. Looks like a beautiful beach!

  6. What a GORGEOUS view!!! Another on my bucket list to visit!
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    • I tell you one thing Girl, my bucket list is only growing, no matter how much I travel and see, there is still more :)
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  7. Raquel

    Una maravilla de foto y el lugar tienen que ser impresionante para visitarlo+

  8. Scary! You were lucky that sand and cold were the worse that happened. Makes a great story though!
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