|Pretty tiled floor that is common here.|
Jill awoke afterwards, and we checked in with each other. It seemed like Sunny Beach was the only reasonable place to go for a wonderful walk and swim. (Please see yesterday's blog for fuller details.) So, we ate lunch and then headed out for a very long, warm, wet and brisk walk on our favorite beach. After returning for showers and supplies, we headed to school to try to have a better handle on what we are hoping to accomplish this week.
|The "roof" on the deck of the tennis club.|
|The pool at the tennis club.|
Jill, Gail and I decided to catch a bit of dinner at the tennis club right near the school. We ordered chicken sandwiches, but, happily, the owner of the club invited us to their "fatur" or meal they have to break the fast of .....
|The area behind the tennis club.|
We had a lively conversation around a long table. The owner and his wife couldn't have been nicer. She made certain we had seconds on tea and sweet cakes shaped like triangular pillows. These are filled with almond ground up fine along with honey. The taste of mint tea and sugar is still fresh on my tongue.That last cup of tea was so sweet! (Think Three Cups of Tea.)
The tea is served in a pretty glass with no handle. It seems like it might burn one's hand, but it does not. (By the way, it is really hard to concentrate tonight because the preaching is really loud tonight below my window with the word, "Ramadan" being shouted every 10th word. Ramadan ends in 5 or 6 nights depending on the moon and who sights it when. It's complicated.)
As I think about the day's events, I am most happy about the conversations we had around a meal; it was a lovely evening with a very kind family. I really enjoyed my first fatur!
As I was preparing to leave the fatur, I noticed an interesting painting on the wall that was actually a print on canvas, I think. I snapped a picture for future reference. I thought you all might enjoy it as well. Well, good night from Morocco!