Scenes of the River Ziz Valley

Date palms in the Ziz Valley

Date palms in the Ziz Valley

In recent posts here on my travel site I have shown photos and written about our holiday in Morocco several years ago. Today I feature another set of photos of the River Ziz Valley in south eastern Morocco. Our tour guide (who was excellent – Peregrine Adventures) stopped our mini bus near the edge of the gorge so that we could get out and look down into the valley. After many hours of driving it was good to stretch one’s legs. I also liked the opportunity to take plenty of photos, too.

A feature of the gorge is the many date palms growing in the valley. Said, our wonderful guide, told us that the 140 kilometre valley had over one million palm trees, and he assured us that they had actually been counted. I would not like that job – even if paid in dates. Someone came to our bus and sold us a few boxes of dates. we enjoyed sharing the large, delicious dates for many days after that.

The last few photos in today’s post show several mud houses and some of the local people. They were immediately below where I stood on the cliff edge. I was able to get close-up views of them with my zoom lens.

In the coming days will be sharing more photos taken on this tour.

Date palms in the Ziz Valley

Date palms in the Ziz Valley

River Ziz Valley

River Ziz Valley

Life in the River Ziz Valley

Life in the River Ziz Valley

Life in the River Ziz Valley

Life in the River Ziz Valley

 

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