Mountains Of Morocco: Day 6

A spectacular start to the day spent wading the waters through the Gorge de Achabou where the walls tower overhead only a few metres apart. After 45 minutes the valley opens out and we once again trek through fields and Berber villages to reach Aguerzaka where we stay overnight in a gite.

DO YOU KNOW: The traditional dish of Morocco is made from semolina (tiny granules of durum wheat) which is cooked by steaming and served with a meat or vegetable stew spooned over it. What is this dish called?

ANSWER: Couscous

DID YOU KNOW: Can you walk from Newfoundland to Morocco? Not now but 500 million years ago you could have. Morocco and the Island of Newfoundland are more closely related that you may think. Many renowned geologists suggest that Morocco and the eastern margin of the Appalachian Mountains on the island of Newfoundland belong to the same continental block, the Avalonian plate.  See an interesting map here.

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