August 17 – Took a Taxi (2.5 hr. ride) from Chefchouen to Tanger. It impressed us as relative modern city with a nicely developed water front on the edge of the Mediterranean Sea.
It was founded in the early 5th century BC by Carthaginian colonists. The modern city now shows different new tourist and business projects.
Tanger Beach (© Mervin Smucker)
In the evening we strolled through the Medina and along the waterfront. We played two games of Settlers and spent the night in Tanger. Walked 11.5 km today.
August 16 – Took a Taxi in the morning from Chefchouen to Akshor where we took a long, relaxing 5 km hike to the Cascades which lie deep in in the Akshor mountains. Went swimming in the cool mountain stream along the way.
We returned in the late afternoon to Chefchouen where we hiked up to the mountain to „The Source“ where we had a panoramic view of the city and surrounding mountains as the sun was setting. We spent the night in Chefchouen. And the end we walked 24 km today, most of which was mountain hiking!
Sunset Chefchouen (© Mervin Smucker)