37:02.45N 11:04.12E Just over 40 miles.
sailed straight across the bay of Tunis today, round Cap bon
to a little place called Ras Ed Drek 2.5 miles round the headland. The
significance of Cap Bon is it marks the Eastern most point of the North coast of
Tunisia and the end of the mountains ... from here on flatter and more quickly
into desert. Oh and this place obvioously has no mobile access ... its pretty
small and the harbour would take boats of no more than 1 metre
The wind was right ... it was just blowing round the backside
of the last headland I was anchored at ... so once clear of the headland we had
about 15 knots of wind on a close fetch (between beating and reaching) for
most of the way ... so an easy and fast sail ... knocking on at 7 to 8 knots
most of the day.
This anchorage is really sheltered from the wind direction we
have now so hope to do some exploring ashore tomorrow (my luck and the wind will
swing round and I will have to move anyway!!).
Tunisia is supposed to have lots of marine life ... and I have
seen a lot of fishing boats .. but as yet not a single fish on any swim Iv had
here.... But I did see 1 Dolphin.... which in itself is unusual ... they usually
travel in company! ... I think Im going to rename the Med the "Dead"