And when you fall off the camel the best thing to do is get back on… only it’s a bike. But then when in Morocco…!
Morocco keeps coming up when I least expect it… and that’s just the beef tajine in the Atlas Mountains.
For many Morocco is Marrakech, the Punk City, and the Sahara Desert but there is much more.
The Moroccans are flagging up their mountain hiking, golf (and, yes, there is plenty of sand to find).
And lesser-celebrated towns Tangier (the capital), Rabat and Fez and the seaside resort of Dakhla.
Morocco is currently off the UK exempt list but when it returns (and it will) then join the half a million British visitors who go there every year.
The new strategy the UK government is applying to the exempt lust is now to ignore the stats even they apply.
Which is why Turkey is now off the list because the UK doesn’t trust the figures of infections they supply.
They are reporting 12.9 cases per 100,000, down from 14.2.
The British, of course have always been so reliable on reporting about Turkey.
Remember the ‘Turkish threat’, the invasion of people decamping in Europe and the EU, a key plank of the Brexiteers’ campaign for the referendum!!
By Hook or by crook
And Halloween being around the corner our holiday providers have been busy stirring the pot to find a magic potion to save Samhain.
Which is the traditional pagan name for the All Souls Festival.
Now I’m reminded of a tale I was told in Bowmore on the Inner Hebrides island of Islay of the circular church where the ‘divil had nowhere to hide.’
Bow I don’t know the angles at the Hook Lighthouse in Co. Wexford in Ireland but why not find out for yourself?
Spooky tours of the 800-year-old Hook Lighthouse will be on offer from October 29-31 from 6-8pm every half hour.
You will be met by a goos witch on every floor (and some surprises).
While there’s pumpkin painting (€7pp) and slate painting (€5pp) from 12pm-4pm in Saturday, September 31- Sunday, November.1.
Each session will be available to a maximum of six children. Book in advance (051) 397055.
MEET YOU ON THE ROAD