Hammamet: The Sahara Visits us

Stephen & Anne
Wed 4 May 2011 16:26

36.22.39N 10.32.69E


Since returning from the Sahara we have been doing lots of odd jobs on the boat. We wanted to do more but the weather has been poor with winds and rain. The Sahara came to us one night in the form of a thunderstorm with extremely sandy rain. The boat looked like it had been in a sandstorm the following morning. The weather does look to be settling down now so hopefully it was just a blip.


The cats had a bit of a shock the other afternoon.  While they were sleeping (do they ever do anything else?) the vet came on board and gave them their annual injections. Yoyo was particularly put out as she had been fast asleep when she was picked up and put on the table. We don’t think she was fully awake until after the event. Having said it was a shock we think it was a lot less stressful than the usual run around the boat and car trip, it certainly was for us!!


We have been getting on the usual jobs of cleaning (especially removal of sand from the decks), laundry and baking (well we can’t buy crumpets here so we have to make our own!) as well as some sewing repairs for us and other people, cleaning the filters in the water system and starting to install a de-scaler filter. We also gave up on some post that was sent to us 4 weeks ago – it arrived today. The package had some very interesting stamps from around the world including “mis-sent to Malaysia”.


After reviewing the photos from our Sahara trip we decided we needed to learn more about what our camera can do and photography in general. So we got onto the internet and found some good web sites about photography. We then started trying out the different features and settings (including the manual settings) on our camera. Stephen also experimented with some of the software we have, and managed to “stitch” together a rather nice panoramic view of Chenini (from our Sahara trip). Below are some of the results.



A view of Chenini from our desert trip – we stitched this photo together from 3 separate photos so you can see the whole village on the mountain


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Anne tries experimenting in black and white – Yoyo poses on request now


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The after effect of the winds


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No fishing today