Omar recommended a secondary road through to Sale but had not been on it for two years. It must have deteriorated, as it was very slow going. It was a terrible road full of potholes and clearly not maintained. It was tough driving for Brian - he did well! We met little other traffic until we got to the road near Casa blanca. It was mainly rural with people working in fields, but not overly interesting. We were happy to arrive in Sale. Well….initially!
Eventually we saw a travel place and the man who spoke some English rang for them to come. It had taken nearly an hour and a half to get to our accommodation!
Coastal Sale is dirty, unattractive and definitely not to be recommended. The reviews were a little more glowing than I felt Sale deserved!
I decided to take a walk around the Medina, but after a short walk it had little appeal, with unkempt dirty paths and nothing of interest to see. Sale was a big disappointment. I guess it is not geared for tourists....usually something we prefer, but this time it would have been nicer if they had cleaned the streets and made more effort.
We had expected it to be easier to get across the bridge to Rabat and thought Sale would be quieter. But the major bridge was very busy and difficult to even get onto, so walking across the bridge did not work.
Our accommodation was nice enough and cheap. The meal was expensive, though very nicely cooked. Prune Tajine with a very large portion of meat, followed by a dessert of fruit salad with mint which was very refreshing.
Breakfast was also very pleasant. If you had to stay in Sale ( sar - la) as the other guest did - she was a performing arts teacher and came for blocks of 6 weeks at a time. Riad Dar Nawfal was a nice Riad and very cheap.
However, Rabat across the river looked much more interesting and I would stay in Rabat given my time again!