WestWicklow1 Registered User
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My trip/driving partner has had to pull out due to unforeseen circumstances and I now have a passenger seat available for a trip to Morocco leaving 29th March. Duration will be three to four weeks.

There are five vehicles going, four Landcruisers and one Patrol. We will be covering some of Chris Scott's routes in his book Morocco Overland. We will camp mostly but will occasionally stay in an auberge.

We will visit places like Fez, Cirque du Jaffar, Gorge du Dadès, Erg Chebbi.

PM me if you're interested and I'll give you more information, no strings attached.

You'll be travelling in and driving this....


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knifey_spoonie Registered User
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Ill just say this, anyone who is even the slightest bit interested in doing this, DO IT. I overlanded to mongolia last summer and it was the best experience ever. You see and experience the genuine country and people. Enjoy the trip.

biko Arbiter
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I'm drooling at the thought, alas it won't be me.
Have fun!

broro22 Registered User
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Just the thought of that trip is getting me a little more excited than any man should about spending a month in an enclosed space with another bloke but alas it shant be me damned work and responsibilty.

p.s. was the jeep in for a check up today saw one very like it in a west wicklow mechanics yard this morning

WestWicklow1 Registered User
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broro22 said:
p.s. was the jeep in for a check up today saw one very like it in a west wicklow mechanics yard this morning


Yep, it sure was. Replacing the power steering pump. It had a slight leak that would probably have developed into a major leak on the trip if not tackled now.

Here's some of the preparation I've already done......

http://www.lcoc.ie/showthread.php?460-KZJ78-Getting-it-ready-for-Morocco

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WestWicklow1 said:
Yep, it sure was. Replacing the power steering pump. It had a slight leak that would probably have developed into a major leak on the trip if not tackled now.

Here's some of the preparation I've already done......

http://www.lcoc.ie/showthread.php?460-KZJ78-Getting-it-ready-for-Morocco


Congrats on the wagon, she looks awesome. Good luck on the trip.

WestWicklow1 Registered User
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Here's what you missed.....

http://www.lcoc.ie/album.php?albumid=51

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JohnBoy Registered User
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can the pics be seen anywhere without having to register? I need another forum membership like a hole in the head

WestWicklow1 Registered User
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JohnBoy said:
can the pics be seen anywhere without having to register? I need another forum membership like a hole in the head


Sorry for the delay in replying. Yes you can see them here....

http://albums.garfieldus.com/

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WestWicklow1 Registered User
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stackerman Registered User
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Awsome stuff West, very envious

How the help is the camera so steady in the Gorges Du Jaffar ? The jeep is all over the place, cant be by hand can it ? Surly you couldn't keep it that steady ?
I know I couldn't anyway !

How did you get on with your new strainger/passenger ? 3/4 weeks can be a long time with someone you don't know

WestWicklow1 Registered User
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stackerman said:
Awsome stuff West, very envious

How the help is the camera so steady in the Gorges Du Jaffar ? The jeep is all over the place, cant be by hand can it ? Surly you couldn't keep it that steady ?
I know I couldn't anyway !


I was up front in the first cruiser. Adam was using a Finepix S7000 and yes, he was holding it in his hand.....



We had to turn back on this section. The weather had been so wet over the previous few weeks that it made the going later on too slippy. We got to some muddy inclines and we all got up the first but the 80 (petrol 4.5L) with plenty of power and lockers front and back was the only one to get up the second. It was getting late, we were losing light, it had started to snow so we made the decision to backtrack. We were invited to stay in the village of Jaffar - flat roofed abodes, no electricity, no toilets, no nothing. I would have happily stayed but one didn't want to so we continued on. We came back through the gorge in the dark!!

stackerman said:
How did you get on with your new strainger/passenger ? 3/4 weeks can be a long time with someone you don't know


I didn't get any takers!!

WestWicklow1 Registered User
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Finding our way around the Cirque du Jaffar.

We eventually had to turn back on this. Shepherds warned us that the track was washed out.


WestWicklow1 Registered User
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Playing in the dunes at Erg Chebbi....

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