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Port Lyautey/Kenitra

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Kent and a couple of shipmates ventured as far as Tangier, about a hundred sixty miles north of Kenitra, and took a ferry across the Straits of Gibraltar to visit the famous 'Rock'.


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Somewhere along the road to Tangier. This scene give an idea of the semi-arid terraine of part of Morocco.

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It was easy to get to Rabat and Casablanca via Moroccan rail service, but a car, most any kind would do, in this case a trusty VW Beetle, was essential for venturing farther afield. Here, Rome Ballock and Mel Sommers take a stretch somewhere along the road to Tangier (September 1961).

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Shrines were sometimes found in unexpected places; this one along the road to Tangier.

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For some, the chance to ride a camel was an opportunity not to be missed. Here, Kent wagoner and Mel Summers try their hand.

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Ron Jakoby takkes his turn on the hump-backed steed.

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Kent Wagoner demos an unorthodox style of camel riding. The Moroccan camel herder seems bemused.

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Real adventures in Morocco would be incomplete without seeing a snake charmer. This one was found entertaining travelers near Tangier.

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Kent Wagoner onboard the SS M Calde, ferry from Tangier to Gibraltar.

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Mel Sommers on the ferry to Gibraltar.

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A view of one the ferries plying the Straits of Gibraltar in the 1960s.

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A collection of work baats at the base of the Rock; Gibraltar.

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