Friday, 16 March 2012

Essaouira - The Port

Essaouira Port retains much of its old charm and we took a stroll there before we left. This coast was famous for its pirates  which led to european interference quite early and the port was actually built by the Portugese. Whilst it retains a role as a fishing port it now longer retains its role as a main  Atlantic port which was lost when the French "protectorate" developed Casablanca, and the town now resembles a south Devon fishing port turned resort.

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