Photos by Luda McLellan, Words by Ivan McLellan, WilburIvan
It's very strange seeing a pristine piece of coastline like this and seeing absolutely no tourists whatsoever, no tourist accommodation, no nothing. We did see one or two large billboards advertising resorts and apartments, somewhere, but they obviously weren't on our route.
When we arrived at Nador we started looking for a campground, and this is one country that you need to be up to speak French to go to get around, but we found out that the closest campground was at Saidia right on the Algerian border, a fact did not seem to concern our movements at all, and back we stopped at two police posts to ask for camping directions and are very happy to talk to us and give us directions in broken English or strong French.
There is a strong police presence throughout the area were travelled, normally at the entrance and exit of most towns, each time so far we have just been waved through so it will be interesting to find the area that the tour guide told us, that with out him we may have problems at the police posts.
Ivan McLellan entered Professional Photography by buying in 1962 a Photo Studio in Pukekohe called Thorpe Studios from the previous owner Elgar Hinton who was a Past President and Life Member of the Professional Photographers Association.
He joined the NZPPA in 1965, became secretary of the Auckland region in 1966-69 Chairman of the Auckland region in 1964, was aware of how little he knew of Professional Photography so started running education courses for people in the same situation by bringing in to a central area Fellows of the Association.
Was elected to the position of Education Chairman for the NZPPA in 1968 and started bringing in speakers from America to improve the standard of wedding and portrait photography in New Zealand.
Was one of the first wedding and portrait photographers in New Zealand to switch to full colour and with the New Zealand labs.....