This ride (and the one to Marrakech on Saturday) was punctuated by beautiful and varied scenery. The colors of the mountains ranged from grays and browns and sometimes greens (vegetation) and reds, to black in the distance. Some were tree covered, but mostly it was scrub and scree. There were many instances of solitary buildings, or groups of a few, and some small towns (with the requisite mosque/minaret), and thousands of Kasbahs. It looked like all were made of adobe or cinder block, and many had clay roofs. Here is a typical view:
We went through El-Kelaâ M’Gouna, a town famous for its annual rose festival and rose water manufacturing operations (thanks to the gazillions of roses that grow in its valley). There was another town famous for goat cheese. The ride was also punctuated by French lunches. We like tagine and couscous, but we truly appreciate that we haven't been forced to eat those particular dishes 24/7 over the past week.
He also shared that he is often hired by film makers as an extra and also as a special effects consultant!