It’s always nice to go somewhere new – revitalising, inspiring and refreshing. So when in early October I finally found a window of opportunity to take up Stoyan’s (he is our local agent in Bulgaria) offer to host me and show me ‘his’ mountains, it was nice to finally arrive somewhere different. It was definitely after the best of the trekking season (the summer months) as Stoyan pointed out when he got wet feet (quite rare for a Bulgarian!)
23rd July – This morning we all enjoyed watching the sunrise from the top of one of Morocco’s highest dunes at Erg Cheggaga. Out here daytime temperatures reach 50 degrees and at night dont drop much below 30. We all slept outside last night under just a sheet at our desert camp. There was no one else in sight. Now we are back ag Chez le Pacha, cooling off in the pool before the long drive back to Marrakech tomorrow.
22nd July – Lee called today to report that the team are all relaxing back in Skardu after a long 7 hour journey. They are tired but in good spirits. For most of the trip they have been walking 7-8 hours a day so they will enjoy the chance to wind down in Islamabad when they fly back there tomorrow.