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Day 9

sunny 32 °C

Today was a day to breathe...
There were no kilometers to drive, just hanging out at the beach in Dahkla, relaxing and repairing some stuff if broken. Fortunately we had no dramatic thing to fix, just replacing a headlightbulb, adjusting the windscreenwash jets and fit some extra lights to the bus.

Unfortunately no pictures....

Tomorrow we will drive to Nouadibou near the Mauritanian border.
We will keep you updated!

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Day 8

30 °C

We made it safely to Layoune yesterday and had some dinner outside a restaurant that evening. It was some kind of public holiday as all the muslims were dressed up and in a festive mood.
Through sms we found out that the rest of the group had set up camp about 20km from town right along the beach so we went there as well.

We left this morning around 10:30 and had another 550 km to drive to Dahkla. It was kind of a boring stretch of road. The scenery became more and more sandy and we even spotted some camels!
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For the first time we arrived before sunset, but we were so tired that we called it an early night.

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Day 7

sunny 25 °C

Not much to tell....
Driven!
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Right now we are in Layoune, almost in the Sahara.....
Hopefully we can post more updates soon.

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Day 6

sunny 25 °C

Just after noon we went to a VW garage to look for some parts for our gearbox. Unfortunately it was siesta and we had to wait till 14.30
During our wait we visited the old centre of Marrakech.
When we went back to garage they did not have the parts and sent us to another shop. They had what we needed and recommended us a garage that could fit the parts.
We decided to have it done and we were glad we did. It took 6 mechanics, 4 hours and 1800 Dirham, but impossible to do ourselves in the Sahara....
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We left Marrakech at 21.00 and caught up with some other teams at about 02.00 in the morning.
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Day 5

sunny 20 °C

This morning we spent a few in the Fes markets, visited a place in the old city centre where they prepared camel hides and make almost anything from leather...smelly place!
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During our city tour we found a mechanic who topped the gearbox oil and added a magic substitute that should solve all our clutch and gearbox problems....
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Saved us from getting greasy armpits!
At this moment we are entering the Atlas mountains, snow again....
Halfway during the afternoon the weather became really nice and with a few other teams we had a roadside picknick.
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Our goal was to reach Marrakech which was still a long drive. We finally arrived there around midnight and caught up with all the other teams.

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