Out and About

Erika and I ventured out and about to explore the town. The weather, though overcast at times, was good for a long walk. We weren’t really looking for anything in particular; we just wanted to get out of the house. It was a day like any other day, complete with a runaway donkey.

 

We crested the hill behind the town and stopped to weigh our options. I had an appointment to talk with some incredible local university men over equally incredible tea, so we couldn’t take too long. We decided to walk just a bit further — to the edge of town — to feel a sense of accomplishment.

Then, lo and behold, off to the right was what looked like a magnificent Roman aqueduct bridging the small stream that runs through town. We walked over for a closer look. It was in beautiful condition for its age and the surrounding landscape was even more gorgeous. We have been here for more than a month and no one had mentioned a pristine Roman aqueduct on the outskirts of town!

We explored the area for awhile then headed home. On a whim, we follow the trail leading over the hill near the aqueduct only to realize it afforded us spectacular views overlooking the town and the lush agricultural area in the distance. To our left, looking over the cliff-side and into the ravine below, was a top down view of an an ancient Roman bath (hmma). We had visited it a few weeks ago up close. There is a small hot spring below it proving warm water.

Though we could have sat and gazed for hours at the beauty before us, time was marching forward and we had other obligations. I am so very much in love with this little town.

Straight Chillin'

Straight Chillin’

On our way home, a neighborhood dog was just watching the world go by.

Oh, Morocco… you have captured my heart.

  3 comments for “Out and About

  1. February 23, 2015 at 1:29 am

    What a beautiful place you live in. Thanks Thomas for sharing. My heart is captured by how deeply connected you are already feeling to your new home. I miss you both but am eager to come and have you share your wonderful life with me. And time is going fast – 6 weeks today which feels both long and very short.

    Love to you both,

    Rebecca

  2. Griggs
    February 23, 2015 at 5:32 am

    OMG ! I was in southern France this summer and Pont du Gard was a high point – MAJOR tourist center. Your aquaduct is magnificent – equal to the Pont du Gard and far from the maddening crowds – and their legions of massive tour busses. It is amazing how the Roman Empire spread. Thank you both for the verbal ( and photo) views and your emotional responses to this quite foreign culture and landscape,
    Griggs

  3. Judith Stoloff
    February 23, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    Nothing more enchanting than unexpected magnificence.

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