I took the R204 East from Safi towards Marrakech. The weather remained unusually hot. After tea at Brougueda I wandered around the local open market on a plot just out of town. The journey East through flat treeless plains was fairly unremarkable. Finally, and with a few welcome hills changing the landscape, I popped my tent up in a row of stones waiting to be made into a wall on the edge of a field. My route joined the N7 at Oulad Dlim and headed South towards Marrakech. Increasingly the road became hillier and amongst the distant haze I could just make out the snow capped mountains of the Atlas range.