Sand and Sujood

THE BEACH. There is just something about it that pulls me in. I have loved the beach my entire life. Even when I was a kid, I remember going to Silver Lake with my mom or my Auntie Kelly and packing a whole day's worth of fun into the car and hitting the road. We'd bring all kinds of things to cook out, watermelon, fruit salad, floaty things, and lots of sunscreen.

Now that I live in a beach city, my trips to the water are still a part of my life. Every week, Mo and I like to take mini road trips and head out with no plan. We often end up in little places off the beaten path and make our own little picnics. It's my favorite part of the week and it's something we both look forward to.

Since there are 5 prayers in a day, most often the noon-ish prayer called Dhor and the Asr prayer is in the afternoon. Just because we are at the beach does not mean that we don't take time out to pray.  We always bring prayer mats with us and my phone has a compass app on it so we know which direction to face when we pray. There's a position during prayer while your head is on the ground and it is called Sujood.

We always make time to pray and it feels so good. There's nothing more peaceful than feeling the raw earth underneath you and hearing the sound of crashing waves next to you. Worship is for the Most High.

One day, we brought a sheet and made a makeshift lean-to with it. It was perfect because it was like a little fort and provided us with perfect shade.

It gets the thumbs up of approval

These gnaoua guys were walking along the beach, rang-bang-boomin' around and playing their racket!  They're like musical nomads.

After I took this out (which is a fancy-shmancy fan I bought in Spain), Mo said, "Oh good, you brought the air conditioner!"

I found this cluster of sea-stuff and I thought for sure they were going to open up and start belting out show tunes from "The Little Mermaid" or something.

How about this seaweed?!

This guy was so happy while he was fishing. Hopefully he caught some big ol' floppy fish!

Does anyone know what these red things are? I found lots of them hiding under rocks right on the shore. They look like clown noses or something and I've never seen them before. If you know what they are, can you please comment?

This is a little stretch of beach just north of Taghazout.

One Sunday, we found this perfect little cave opening to shade us from the hot sun. It was perfect! We had lunch underneath there, too.

Time to pray again. :)

This is after we both prayed Asr together. The day was warm, sunny, and with a perfect breeze.

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Yosra said...

Asalamu Alaykom Beachnik,

Nice pics! I'm happy to see your lovable life. Mashahallah. It's fun to see the mysterious hubster. Funny his joke about your fan. I also have discovered that fans are useful. Who knew?! I have one tucked in my bag when we head out---never know when we'll be trapped on a crowded bus or in a stuffy office. Someday, we'll see a beach again. Until then...enjoy it enough for the both of us :)

Jenle said...

Hiiii! I always love your blog posts Such a fantastic writer. You make the people feel like they are there! I did get a vision of the clam shells or mussel shells- whatever those were busting out in song like Dizzzznaaaaay. HAHA Funny!

Jasmine said...

as far as the red thing, everyone i know calls it a bad word i wont repeat it on here. it is toxic and if you leave it on your skin it wil give you a rash

i loved the video of the mini waterfall.and where you are is a real nice beach. its een too long since ive been there. and the picture of your husband praying. one of my favorite things is seeing my fiance praying by me. its a feeling that can not be compared.

i was just at immsouane last week. have you been there? i went to visit family and it was my first time there in so long. i forgot how dangerous it was going through the road. it made me nervous, but gave me this surreal energy, seeing the ocean down fom the mountain road. i couldnt breathe. if you havent gone, definitely make a trip. super cheap seafood that is so fresh and really nice people.


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Daphne said...

Hi there,

I enjoy reading your entries, they are so entertaining!

I am coming from the Bay Area, now staying in Taghazout for a month, traveling with my boyfriend to diff parts of this region.

I'd like to hear about your story of how you came to settle here in Morocco, would love to have the same courage as you. Someday!

Thanks for your postings, please keep them coming!