Photographer's Note

This is a view of the coast just a few Km South of Safi. All the coastal road between Essaouira and Safi is very scenic, starting with a deserted sandy beach several tens Kms long in Essaouira and gradually becoming more rocky and with cliffs. Sadly I wasn't able to get any real good photos - the light was very harsh, there was some haze on the distance, and the sun on the sea didn't help a bit, - but I hope this one is worth the post.

While I was trying to find the exact location of the shot in Google Earth, I discovered that this point has a curious name: Djorf el Yhoudi (Cliff of the Jew).

I posted two WS's with views from the coast some 50 Km South of this one, North of Essaouira.

Safi is known mainly for three of its economic activities: fishing (specially of sardine), phosphates (one of the main exports of Morocco) and ceramics (pottery and tiles - most of the green tiles that cover mosques, palaces and wealthier buildings around the country came from Safi; until recently it was illegal to use those tiles in building that weren't either religious or from the royal family). It is a charming scenic old town, with some of its blocks of white houses and fortifications dating from the time of Portuguese occupation perched on cliffs at the border of the sea. As many of the coastal cities of Morocco it was ruled by the Portuguese during the late 15th century and part of the 16th century.

Weblinks: Lexicorient, Wikipedia

Location (latitude, longitude): 32.18262,-9.2603

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