13 February 2015
The team of 17 students and 2 teachers from Skinners School, Tunbridge Wells, are now on their way to Marrakech, where they will meet their leader Sarah who has been out for a few days ensuring everything is in place for their arrival.
14 February 2015
Sarah has sent a couple of pictures of some of the boys enjoying a freshly squeezed orange juice on one of the many stalls on the Djemma El Fna square in Marrakech last night. The group have obviously arrived safely and will now be on the long drive from Marrakech out to the edge of the Sahara.
15 February 2015
A couple more pictures in from Sarah from yesterday’s drive out to the desert. Nice blue skies!! Today they will be loading up the camels and heading out into the dunes.
17 February 2015
Sarah sent a text in from today’s lunch spot, just a couple of hours walk from the end of the trek at the dunes of Cheggaga. It seems that the weather has been perfect for them this year – blue skies and sunshine all the way.
The group are now back at the civilization of Chez le Pacha – time to enjoy a real shower and an afternoon of relaxation after their trek through the desert. Sarah reports that is surprisingly cold there (the photos do not appear to substantiate that!) and so they will need to be taking all their warm clothes tomorrow for their night up in a gite in the Atlas mountains.
Still waiting for a full update from the group which I hope to get later today when they get back to Marrakech. We have heard however that it turned extremely cold (even in the desert) at the end of the trek, with storms and possible snow up in the High Atlas mountains. Hopefully the Tizi n Tichka pass was clear when they crossed it
All back safe and sound now after a lot of fun shopping and bargaining in the souks of Marrakech before flying home.