Date shower

DAY 212 (3 NOVEMBER) – Date palm (Phoenix dactylifera) (Vejer)

The main square in Vejer is a circle of date palms around a blue-tiled fountain. What could be more appropriate for this former Moorish stronghold? Most dates are cultivated in the Middle East or North Africa – and you can see the Moroccan coast from Vejer.

The hotel on the square is renowned for its Moroccan kitchen. And they don’t have far to go to catch the dates that were landing on my head today. The fountain is full of them.

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