Day 32: South by the sea

Soutpiel Safari
John & Jenny
Mon 6 Dec 2010 18:20
Day 32: 6 December 2010.  Camping Solymer, Sidi Ifni, Morocco.  N29 23.089 W010 10.266  Distance driven 171 km. Total distance 5291 km
The disgusting toilets/showers were full of geriatrics at 0700; the French were off to town on their mopeds to buy fresh croissants and baguettes. The camp was springing into life as we drew out and headed for Marjane, the Moroccan European style supermarket to stock up before Mauritania.
Before leaving we had a chat with a delightful Italian couple with a beautifully equipped Land Rover who were doing PhD's in Morocco - looking for a site to test space vehicles for a landing on Mars!
The drive to Sidi Ifni was uneventful and we arrived at Camping Solymer by 1500 to find a few French campers there and an Austrian with who we have arranged to pair up for the journey through Western Sahara.  The site is just back from the beach, where there is huge surf tonight, is rather bleak but the showers are hot and the facilities immaculate. Such a pleasant change from last night!