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Message posted by Photo4x402/5/2020 at 3:19pm
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In January we set off from our home in the northern Scottish Highlands (north of Inverness actually, but that would have made the title too long) with our Swift Challenger 635 TA caravan on a 5,672 mile epic journey that would take us to Marrakesh and back. We set off in foul wet weather one morning and two weeks later we crossed the Straights of Gibraltar and drove off the ferry into a warm and sunny Africa!

It was an incredible, exciting, and at times stressful trip that saw us tour Morocco from Tangier to Marrakesh and the foot hills of the Atlas Mountains, return to Europe via Spain, settle, so we thought, in The Algarve, get evicted from Portugal due to the Corvid-19 virus, and make a madcap dash back to the UK via Spain and France in just 4 days wild camping overnight at truck stops, followed by towing the length of the UK in just 2 days!
During the journey I kept a travel journal detailing the highs and lows, the adventures and escapades of a couple of fairly novice caravanners, as we threw caution to the wind and took our caravan to another continent and back.

On returning home I have added a guide to taking your caravan to Morocco to the journal, detailing how to get from Europe to Morocco, an itinerary suitable for towing a caravan in this wonderful country, a guide to the campsites we used and lots of information that will help you enjoy your trip there. The guide and the journal are both illustrated with photographs taken on the trip. There are also links to YuTube videos showing the routes into some of the campsites we used and others you may find of interest and help.

The journal begins with our first idea of taking our caravan to Morocco, why we changed our caravan, the equipment that we took, the maps and guides and the plan that we set off with.

This journal and guide is now available as a PDF. The cost? Well whatever you want to donate to a worthy charity, Thttp://www.britishmoroccansociety.org/he British Moroccan Society http://www.britishmoroccansociety.org/covid-19/[/URL]British Moroccan Society's Covid-19 Relief Fund:

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic that is causing hardship especially during Ramadan in remote villages of the Atlas Mountains, the BMS has decided to set up a special fund in order to provide basic food provisions to people who are in desperate need of our help.

Thanking you in anticipation of your generous contribution to our worthy causes at this time of exceptional circumstances, to donate please visit: http://www.britishmoroccansociety.org/covid-19/

If you would like a PDF copy of the Journal, The Road to Morocco, send me a PM with your email address and I'll send you a copy of the PDF. The amount of your donation is entirely up to you, I don't even want to know what it was. Any amount will help and will be gratefully received by the British Moroccan Society.

So, take your minds off all the doom and gloom, sit back and enjoy the adventure, and you never know, we may even see you and your caravan in Morocco next year.
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Message posted by Grandad Kenny02/5/2020 at 7:40pm
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Not sure how to send you a PM on this forum? But would like a copy of your pdf to voyager1961 at icloud.com thank you

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I have been to Morocco a few times and my impression was that it is a very wealthy country. Can you tell me why, with the present situation in particular, anyone from this country would want to donate to Morocco? We have our own charities in need of donations at the present time and I am sure Moroccans are no different, and the wealthy Moroccans are quite capable of donating to their own charities.

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Quote: Originally posted by Bob61 on 02/5/2020
I have been to Morocco a few times and my impression was that it is a very wealthy country. Can you tell me why, with the present situation in particular, anyone from this country would want to donate to Morocco? We have our own charities in need of donations at the present time and I am sure Moroccans are no different, and the wealthy Moroccans are quite capable of donating to their own charities.



I should have been in Morocco right now Bob, trecking in the Atlas Mountains.

But I absolutely agree, I never, ever give money to a charity that sends it abroad. Comic/Sport relief included.

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Message posted by bryan241106/5/2020 at 8:15am
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Fair play, sounds epic.

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Message posted by Oh so camp via mobile 12/5/2020 at 9:24am
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Your barking mad!!! But massive respect for having a go and throwing caution to the wind. Respect. We can empathise with your enforced journey home, we had to do the same.
Your going to have another crack at it, good luck.

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I went to Morocco last year in March - I was on an overland trip, so spent lots of time in the desert and driving through washed out river beds in the Atlas mountains. Some of the camp sites I stayed at were amazing - the one in my profile had a woodburner to heat the shower, you were expected to stoke it before use! Also did lots of dune driving at Erg Chebbi Amazing country and stunning scenery. I am not sure I envy you with a caravan, especially if you had to drive through Marrakesh!



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