Tag Archives: Atlas mountains

18.2.39.

Spent a week at Taddert, 1650 m. up in the Atlas, about 95 km. from Marrakech, & since then have been ill for nearly 3 weeks (about 10 days in bed.) Most essential points about Taddert are noted in the … Continue reading

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TADDERT, 27.1.39

Have just returned after spending a week at Taddert in the Atlas, about 95 km. from Marrakech. T is at 1650 metres elevation, ie. about 5000 ft. When one gets about 2000 feet above the plain (itself about 1000 feet … Continue reading

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23.11.38

Weather fine & warm, not particularly hot. Fires some evenings. When it is reasonably clear the snow peaks on the Atlas now seem so close that one would think them only a few miles away (actually 50-100 miles I suppose.) … Continue reading

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23.10.38

The water here evidently has some minerals in it which is the cause of the almost continuous belly ache we have had since coming here. Near the Oued Tensift noticed that where the water had receded it had left some … Continue reading

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October 1, 1938

Snow on the Atlas today. Evidently it fell last night. Camels vary greatly in size, also in colour, some almost being black. Ditto donkeys, which range from reddish fawn to almost black, the latter the commonest colour. Saw yesterday a … Continue reading

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September 25, 1938

Yesterday morning blowy & overcast, then some fairly heavy showers of rain. Today no rain, but cooler still & windy. The reason for the galls always present on camels’ joints is that these are what they kneel down on, usually … Continue reading

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September 20, 1938

Lathes used by Jewish carpenters who make the string-seated chairs etc. are of extremely primitive type. There are two clamps, the left one fixed, the right sliding upon a metal rod, with a metal point in each. The bar of … Continue reading

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