29 July, 2012
Your Can Never Find A Guerrab Water Seller When You Need One
I've been going through loads of our old holiday and travel photos. The one above is of Karin and my son when he was eight.
It's not a particularly good picture but it stirred up some memories for me and also made me think about how it's so easy to take water for granted.
The photo was taken in Marrakech, Morocco and the gentlemen surrounding Karin and my son are traditional guerrab water sellers, some call them water carriers. It's more of a tourist attraction nowadays as bottled water can easily be bought in several Marrakech shops.
We had travelled from the Morocco coast to Marrakech on a bus, which wasn't too bad, but on our return journey the bus broke down in the Atlas mountains. The driver simply got out of the bus and walked away into the pitch black night leaving us stranded.
That's the thing about travel, it makes life interesting!
I remember thinking how we could do with a guerrab water seller ringing his bell to make his presence known - but you just can't find a guerrab when you need one! Especially in the mountains.
Luckily we had a supply of our own water. But isn't it great to be able to turn on a tap in our houses and find clean running water. Sometimes we take a lot for granted, well I do.
Other Travel Posts:
Mysterious Symbolism In Mijas Spain
Why Jesus Visited Cornwall In England
The Holy Well Of St Sampson At Golant In Cornwall