More old stones...
Steve & Chris
Fri 13 Aug 2010 13:44
Friday 13th August
An enjoyable last day in Tunisia began with a hearty breakfast of french toast (or eggy bread as we call it!),bacon and mushrooms, unusually cooked by the Admiral. The main reason for the cooked breakfast was a surfeit of eggs which we could only buy by the tray of 30! Fortunately we have storage capacity for 24 since buying some natty plastic egg storage boxes in a super kitchen gadget shop in Merchant Street, Valetta, so only had the odd half a dozen to use up!
This treat was followed by a reluctance to get off our backsides and do anything, so we decided to wait until after lunch to visit Carthage.
This appeared to be rather a mistake as we realised when the taxi driver explained that there are in fact nine sites to visit, all of them a bus ride away from the next! However, all turned out well as we hired the said taxi driver (after some haggling) and he took us to the main sites. The Roman villas had some lovely mosaics, still in quite good nick,but the highlight was most definitely the thermal baths.
Mosaics Remains of thermal baths
So,having done Carthage in less than a couple of hours, we collected our cossies from the boat and spent the next couple on the Sidi Bou Said beach and enjoying our first swim since Kekova.
Back on the boat,neither of us could be bothered to cook, and with all restaurants closed for Ramadan, we settled down to supper of bread and cheese followed by an early night ready for our departure tomorrow morning.