Today we left the Sahara and the wide open and mostly barren spaces. We got back on our fancy bus and headed west, and will get to Marrakech in a few more days. We stopped at an interesting irrigation project where there are parallel rows of wells leading from the mountains downhill. Each well in turn is not as deep as the last. One tribe is responsible for each row of wells and the chief determines which family can draw water at specific times. This apparently works well for irrigating. Each well is also connected underground. The tunnels were dug in the 9th century. The whole arrangement allows the various groups to share the water without war fare.
|Uplifted rock in the desert|
|Top of one well, with others in a row toward|
|In my new scarf, tied in Moroccan fashion|
|Goats at a public well|
|Market in Tineghir. Note the sheep on top of the van:|
going home for the Eid festival next week.
|Ancient door in the carpet store|