Spent the morning doing trip planning for the rest of my time in Morocco and what's next. I'm thinking the rest of my Morocco trip will look something like: Meknés, Chefchaousen, Fés, Er-Rachidia, Ouarzazate, Marrakesh, and Agadir. If I can figure out when and how, I'd also like to go to Essaouira and Mt Toubkal.
Even looking farther into the future my immediate post-Morocco plans are: Senegal (Dakar, Kaolack?, M'Bour, Djiffer), The Gambia (Banjul, Georgetown?, Basse Santa Su), back to Senegal (Tambacounda and possibly Niokolo-Koba National Park), then either Mali (Bamako, Koulikoro, Timbuktu, and Dogon Country) or Guinea (?). Of course so far I haven't been that good at following plans but in Africa the visa situation is difficult enough to where I have to think at least a little ahead.
Met up with Amy and spent the afternoon exploring the ruins of the Tour Hassan and Mosque and the Mausoleum of Mohammed V. The ruins overlook the mouth of the Ourd Bou Regreg (river). Pretty much all that's left is the minaret which was supposed to be the highest built at its time (1195), but was never completed. It's 44m high today. There's also a vast field of pillars that have been re-erected that show where the mosque was built. The mausoleum is adjacent to the Hassan Mosque. It's for the father of the current king and is amazing. The rich decorations and honor guard favorably compete with the showcase Hassan II Mosque in Casa (if not the size), but it manages to have depth and feeling.