Today I’m hosting a great photograph of Legzira Arch in Morocco, taken by Heather Cole from Conversant Traveller Blog.
Conversant Traveller is a couples 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.
Photo Story: Legzira – 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!