19 Jun - 25 Jun 2003 Monastir

Central Mediterranean
Republic of Tunisia
Gulf of Hammamet
Marina Cape Monastir +21673462305
SY "Kamu II" with her stern to the jetty and with a permanent bow mooring.

Click below for a bird's-eye view of our excellent marina berth:
N 35° 46.79' E 010° 49.95'

Click here for a summary of this year's travels:
2003 Map

Matt: Pilgrimaging one seventh of the distance to Mecca and visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the splendid Great Mosque of Sidi-Uqba at Kairouan (only guessing the considerable number of its many columns as over 400, since it was forbidden to count them, on pain of blinding), where in 670 CE the Emir Oqba ibn Nafi received a mystical revelation which impelled him to found Kairouan, a city that was to become, after Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem, the fourth most venerated one in the Muslim world.

Strolling together with German yotties Angelika and Gerd from SY "Ariane" through the cosmopolitan coastal city of Sousse (founded by the Phoenicians as Hadrumetum In the 11th-century BCE and which is in the 1980s CE still in demand as an exotic film location, e.g. for the Indiana Jones movies when Sousse acted as an idealised Cairo without bearing any resemblance with the real McCoy), thus visiting the intact and authentic medina in the heart of Sousse (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) with the ribat from where we got fantastic views of the medina and the Great Mosque, built in c. 850 CE, and an austere and surprisingly tranquil place despite its location in the middle of the city.