The road south from Agdz follows the Draa Valley until it becomes a dirt piste leading across the erg (sand desert).
1Draa Valley The oasis along the Draa River and colored mountains
2Draa Valley Carrying home leaves - for animals or people?
3Draa Valley How to sell a shesh
4Draa Valley Besheshed, both of them
5Draa Valley Zagora
6Draa Valley In Tamegroute, after visiting the library of the medersa with its fascinating old books dating back to 1060, we wound up at the collective pottery studio, where we acquired several colorful -- indeed, beautiful -- souvenirs
7Draa Valley A young potter -- he sits in a whole and turns the wheel with foot pedals
8Draa Valley Pottery kiln
9Draa Valley That shallow depression is liquid clay, so watch your step!
10Draa Valley Fortunately, this is not India, and the trucks also get over to one side of the very narrow road
11Draa Valley Panorama of the rig (stone desert)
12Draa Valley One can see the Ouedh Draa in the distance
13Draa Valley An old hilltop fortress
14 We saw lots of texts made our of stones laid on the hillsides, sometimes religious, sometimes secular propaganda
15The desert Wilkommen, bienvenu, welcome!
16Draa Valley Entering, probably, Zoua�a-el-Barrahnia in a light, sandy wind
17The desert The piles of straw are to keep the sand from flooding the road
18The desert The sand obscures everything, especially the light
19Draa Valley Southern edge of M'Hamid and the end of the road
20The desert Onto the desert piste!
21The desert Really sandy -- and windy
22The desert Sand everywhere
23The desert Camel caravan
24The desert Lone acacia tree, the only vegetation higher than a bush to survive out here
25The desert We stopped to look at a herd of eating camels
26The desert Tourist and camels
27The desert Out here, you need either a 4-wheel-drive vehicle or a 4-footed one!