Essaouria, and the well behaved children…..
Off we set along the long straight road that leads from Marrakech to Essaouira out through the orange groves and on to the dry dusty dessert, through the argan tree groves and onto the conifer tree forests until with much excitement 2 and a half hours later we hit the Atlantic coast and the white washed buildings of Essaouira………
We checked into our hotel, the Atlas Essaouira, a brand new hotel on the beach front with excellent veiws of the sea and the Island that sits in the bay………We quickly rushed along the sandy beach to visit the city as the sun was going down…….
Of we rushed to the old Medina and climbed the steep stairs past the Moorish tiles to the terrace of the Taros restaurant, a place so well known for romantic rendezvous that even the seagulls meet there to watch the sun set over the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean.
Then on to dinner at Le Cinq restaurant, set amongst the caverness stone arches of an old shipping warehouse,Just inside the Medina wallls, in a side street close to the main square. We shared a delicous dinner and stories of pirates from the Barbry coast, that press ganged little boys onto their ships in the dead of night……remarkably all our little boys sat at the table nicely after that….. But veiwed all of the waiters rather supicously……..ummmm wish all our dinners out with children could be this good……..
You will find the Taros restaurant at
Place Mouley Hassan +212(o) 524 476 4 07,
You will find the After Cinq restaurant at
5 rue Youssef El Fassi, Essaouira, Morocco,+212 (0) 524 473 349