We crossed from Gibraltar to Morocco, Europe to Africa, yesterday morning and arrived at Smir Marina around two in the afternoon. Clearing customs and irritations was very simple; a couple of customs men ran out in the rain to come aboard, poke their heads into a few cupboards and pronounce us cleared into Morocco.
Today we took a tour around the medina in the town of Tatouan. The streets were empty of tourists, we only saw two other non-Moroccans the whole day. Everyone was friendly and left us in peace to wander after our guide, Rashid, as he rushed about showing us the local artisans hard at work. They were very happy for us to come into their workshops as they made furniture, clothing and shoes. Everything is hand made and there was a real sense of industry about the streets. We ate couscous in a beautiful old riad, the plates piled high with food.
Ahmed, our second guide and all around lovely chap, followed along carrying all the shopping and chatting with his friends as we wandered about.