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ON THE ROAD TO MOROCCO



Team 171 USnomads is on the move, headed to Barcelona for the Ferry to Morocco…


16 MARCH 2014:A long drive from Clermont-Ferand to the port of Barcelona where the teams were loaded onto a Ferry for the crossing to Morocco. Sunny skies accompanied the Gazelles from the south of France through Spain. The teams will have a chance to catch up on some rest while on the ferry, so as to be ready for the long drive that awaits upon arrival.

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CLERMONT-FERRAND TO BARCELONA / FERRY TO MOROCCO





The Gazelles are making their way south, driving thru France into Spain, towards Barcelona. At Barcelona they will board a ferry that will take them and their vehicles across the sea to North Africa. The journey at sea takes about a day.


SUPPORTING MOTHERS

Team USnomads is proud to support the work of MothersToMothers, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that recognizes the ability of mothers to change their destiny. MothersToMothers, founded by Pamela Parlapiano, partners with local women to create community supported day care and learning centers that change lives. Their model project in Amacho Wato Kebele, Ethiopia, has shown how with just a little help, the mothers in the community can improve the lives of a whole village. Please join us in supporting their efforts to take this successful model to more villages: Donate to MothersToMothers here. (Note that all donations go 100% directly to MothersToMothers).


CURRENT WEATHER


Detailed weather: Errachida



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