Mission to Morocco – heading home

by Fuggles
5 years ago

We are heading home now. After a long haul through Southern Morocco we arrived at the ancient medieval city of Fez. We were lucky to be able to spend a few hours wandering through the narrow streets, sidestepping the odd donkey heavily laden with all kinds of goods.

We visited the oldest and largest tanneries in Africa which had been in use since the 10th century but were closed on Friday due to a religious holiday. Oh well. They still looked amazing. Having spent so many days in the desert the hustle and bustle of city life was at times overwhelming but a we did manage to buy a few souvenirs with the soldiers seeking out items for their loved ones back in England.

Today we travelled all the way to the coast and crossed back into Spain and were met with torrential downpours so camping tonight is going to be a challenge. The Para’s have set up some makeshift covers over the tents which should keep the bulk of the water out – but I can’t say I’m looking forward to my sleep tonight.

It is now a two day drive through Spain and a 24 hour ferry ride back to the UK and rather than recount this part of the journey.  A short interview with Private Mark Vidler about 24 hours in his life as a Paratrooper in Afghanistan will be next and we will be talking to some of the Nissan staff about their highlights from the mission.

The following video is about our Desert Night Challenge.

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