We might not always look like it, but the FashionContainer team loves getting active in the outdoors every once in a while.
Today: stand up paddleboarding at Lake Takerkoust with a backdrop of green, water and the magestic High Atlas Mountains in the distance. How exciting! By the way, did you know that you can actually see snow on the mountain tops during the winter months? I bet it must look magical.
We had the pleasure to be hosted by Dunes & Desert, a company offering all kinds of cool tours in Marrakech and beyond. We weren’t entirely sure what to expect when we first drove into a desert looking area, but when the beautiful lake popped up in eye sight we could get a hint of what we’d be doing and how spectacular it would be.
After a quick introduction to the gear, putting on our safety jackets and leaving all our stuff in the car, we were ready to go! Be reminded that in the Moroccan heat it’s absolutely key to use sunscreen because the sunshine will hit you hard while out on the lake. I was surprised how smooth paddling it was (I have to admit I’m not in the best shape), despite the breeze. Made me feel like a real sporty person, even if it was just for a couple of hours.
Surprise element during the journey: on the other side of the lake a picnic with Moroccan pancakes and tea were waiting for us! There isn’t much in this world that makes me happier than the prospect of snacks ;). We didn’t only sit down with our group for a picnic on shore, but also got shown into the art of Moroccan tea making! So much fun. After being completely fuelled up, it was time to continue. Especially when you’re in the middle of the lake, surrounded by only water and silence, it’s pure magic. Luckily we took enough breaks during the paddling journey to peacefully take in the views and environment and even do a little bith of sunbathing on the way too.
Back at where we started, we went for lunch in the shade at one of the beautiful shore side restaurants for a traditional Moroccan lunch. Last but not least, we ventured out in our 4 wheel drive for some desert sightseeing! Like you can see in the pictures below, the views over the valley from the top are amazing. The perfect way to end a super fun day!
The story with Dunes & Desert is to be continued! Can’t wait to show you what else we did. Hint: it’s going to be a fast ride!