Western Coast of Africa: Canary Islands, Western Sahara & Morocco
A trip of over 5 weeks, but over in the blink of an eye. Capetown to Morocco…an amazing journey of over 4, 000 miles, 37 days, 17 countries, and countless experiences. There will not be a trip similar as this Expedition took us to ports that experienced the first passenger ship in decades.
Wrapping this up, our last stops included Western Sahara and the port of Ad Dakhla. The Sahara Desert could be experienced in minutes as the sands of that vast expanse lapped to the edges of the port. A drive into the desert took us to a beautiful spot where desert met the ocean.
Next on the list, Tenerife and the Canary Islands. Slightly jolting, as this felt as if we were in a European city-and we were. Great roads, beautiful buildings and beaches and a working infrastructure…then we went back to Africa.
Finally, we disembarked the Explorer for the last time in Agadir, Morocco, where we drove into Marrakech. The pictures from Western Sahara and Marrakech are above.
Traveling and photographing with a mirrorless camera system was, bottom line, a delight. Eliminating the weight of a digital SLR was not missed, and having a range of dedicated lenses to use was a huge benefit. I worked primarily with an Olympus E-P3, the E-PL3 and an E-PM1. I’m really looking forward to working with the new Olympus OM-D, as I think this will be the most professional “Micro-Four Thirds” camera out there, or the best mirror less system as well. I’ve got an upcoming trip to French Polynesia, and I hope to have that in my hands for that trip. Stay tuned for a blog from that beautiful place.