Morocco

Pictures during a trip, which also included southern Spain, in 2012.


Our route around Morocco (seven days driving)


Casablanca, a good place to decompress after the flight... a bad place to drive.



Faulted Mesozoic strata in the High Atlas Mountains


Taroudant, inside the walled city.



Berber women processing argan oil in Taroudant



A fisherman on cliffs of dune sandstones near Tarfaya, as far south as we went.


Proterozoic rhyolite between Tiznit and Tafraoute in the Anti-Atlas Mountains



Tafraoute, nestled in among peaks of Cambrian granite.



The small Anti-Atlas village of Tifghalt



An asymmetric anticline with disharmonic folding in upper layers (upper right), near Imgoune in the Anti-Atlas Mountains



Folded Proterozoic strata of the Anti-Atlas Mountains



Ait Benhaddou, a ksar (fortified city) frequently used as a location for Hollywood movies



Brennan above Ait Benhaddou



Jeanne in an amazing exposure of Neoproterozoic stromatolites southeast of Ouarzazate.
They have been eroded in such a way as to give a feeling for the original mound morphology.



Looking down on the stromatolites.



The amazing view from our room in Ait Baha Tizgui by the Todres Gorge.



Entrance to the Todres Gorge



Jeanne above the west side of the Todres Gorge



Looking down on Ait Baha Tizgui



The wetter west side of the High Atlas Mountains on our way back to Casablanca




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