Wednesday, 3 November 2010
A Month on, and what a Month it's been - Lisbon to Malta!
On the approach, we saw a couple of Orcas (killer whales).
Then, on to Marina Smir in Morocco for a couple of days, 10 miles down the coast:
The next leg was the long one, past Algeria (still not a place to visit, with political instability), staying 40 miles off the coast, 6 days at sea to Tabarka in Tunisia. After all, this is the coast of the Barbary pirates!
Still, en route we were visited by a pod of grampus (Risso's) dolphins - so relaxed and graceful in our bow wave - quite different to the frenetic behaviour of common dolphins.
They trade on the reputation of the Barbary priates here.
After Tabarka, we went on to Sidi Bou Said near Tunis, for a visit to Carthage. The marina was not special, and the town was a half hour walk away (or 300 step climb)! Carthage, though, was worth a visit.
Then, on to Malta, a couple of days away.
Posted by Merlin at 03:18