Spain returned Sidi Ifni to Morocco in 1969. The Spanish took possession of Sidi Ifni after a successful war against Morocco in 1859. The central district has a number of art deco buildings that need renovation or have been renovated mixed in with traditional Moroccan architecture. The city has been painted blue and white – a cooling color to the eyes.
We have a tight schedule between landing in Marrakesh and meeting up with Martina Rovers in the Western Sahara. Today we will drive from Essaouira to Sidi Ifni. This drive is approximately 333 km/200 miles and Google maps says will take 5 hrs. & 45 minutes if we average 35 mph – easier said than done.
We got up and while Nancy assembled our luggage, I was going to walk to the private parking lot to get a baggage carrier. Down two flights of stairs, open the door and damn – there is an older guy with a cart ready to take our luggage. Am guessing either our landlord or the parking lot arranged for this great surprise.
Better than half our drive will be along the Atlantic coast. It was an easy drive and we made several photo stops and a coffee stop – no breakfast and therefore no coffee before we left Essaouira.