Entering and leaving Rabat harbor – a tidal river channel – is an experience no sailor will ever forget. Care has to be exercised when a strong swell is running at low tide as large swells may break between the breakwaters at the harbor entrance. We entered with little swell at high tide, safely following the Marina pilot boat. The channel was full with swimmers, jet skis and rowing boats. People were enthusiastically greeting us, not seeing sailing yachts very often.
The tidal river Bouregreg flows through Rabat and offers opportunities for cliff jumpers and soccers.
Rabat is the capital of Morocco, a beautiful and busy city:
The Little Egret (Egretta garzetta, Seidenreiher) feeds in the tidal wetlands of Rabat’s city river Bouregreg , but also does not hesitate to search food in the city garbage
During low tide fiddler crabs (Uca pugilator, Sandfiedlerkrabbe) abandon their holes in the muddy wetlands. They ingest particless of mud. Males have one extra large pincer.