Getting There - Aneel's Travelogue

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More Essaouira Essaouira, Morocco, Wednesday, 14 January 2009 9:20pm

I didn't get to take the boat tour today either. The noon departure was canceled because of a traffic problem. Apparently one of the fishing boats got stuck at low tide and the tour boat couldn't get out of the harbor. I watched men in a rowboat try to run a line to the dock and winch the fishing boat over to the dock while other men tried to pole off of the tour boat. The fishing boat didn't budge.

I took a walk along the beach down to the Borj el-Boroud, the widely-debunked inspiration for Jimi Hendrix's "Castles Made of Sand". It was eerily deserted on the beach.

When I got back, I discovered that the 3:30 boat tour was canceled for no apparent reason. There wasn't even anyone staffing the kiosk. Perhaps tomorrow.

The waiter at the restaurant/lounge where I had dinner apologized for how quiet it was. I was the only one there when I started eating.