One of the prominent birds species – both in size and number – we saw on our visit to Morocco was the White Stork. They were in large numbers in many of the towns and cities we travelled through. Many times they were perched up high on prominent buildings, like those shown in today’s photos. I never tired of seeing them, nor trying to capture good photos.
Our brief visit to the town of Ifrane in Morocco was far too short, being less than an hour. This beautiful little town is a mecca for snow skiers in the winter. The tranquil town must come alive when the snow season is in full swing, but when we visited there had been little in the way of snow, hence few people. In the off season this town is kept going by being a university town.
On our brief visit to the town of Ifrane in Morocco we stopped near a restaurant to have a delightful morning tea break. I had enough time to wander around nearby to take a few photos of the beautiful buildings in this delightful town. I would like to have visited after a heavy snow fall, but that was not to be.
On our tour of Morocco we spent a few days in the Sefrou area and then moved on to Midelt in the east of the country. On the way we drove through a part of the Atlas Mountains. We stopped for a morning tea break in the town of Ifrane as shown in today’s photos.
I would guess that most Australians would think that Morocco is a hot country with sand, deserts and a generally bleak environment, complete with camels and little else. Few would realise that this part of the country has a thriving snow skiing industry. The beautiful town of Ifrane is in the centre of one such skiing location. The style of the buildings in this village would not be out of place in the Alps of Switzerland.
Although the day was sunny, the air was still very cool. Our guide explained that up to the point of our visit the snow falls had been extremely poor, compared with most years. Although there was some snow cover on the mountain peaks, most was still unsuitable for skiing.