Our first goal on our way west to Tabarka was to get as close as possible to the Northernmost point of the African continent, called Ras ben Sakka.
We came as close as Cap Blanc, which is just a few hundred meters away, and we did not feel like climbing all the way over rocks and down cliffs. Therefore we spent some time at Cap Blanc, I went down the cliffs to the beach and was surprised to see the huge amount of marine debris there. Many pieces of plastic had already disintegrated into little pieces and were washed round like grains of sand. For the rest the beach was littered with plastic bottles and pieces of wood and plastic rope.
We continued our way along the coast and drove little pistes through many green and brown fields. After having been to Cap Serrat, which we only reached with difficulty because the road was sometimes partially washed away, we followed the piste very close to the actual coastline. At the horizon near Sidi Mechrig some bad weather moved inland and after we enjoyed the breathtaking view down the coast, two mini tornadoes formed over the water, stayed for a couple of minutes in the air and then disappeared again. When we got to Sidi Mechrig, where a small part of a Roman bathhouse is still standing on a rock, the sun had come out again.
Our next destination was Cap Negro a few kilometres further west, which our map had marked as an outstanding viewpoint. Those few kilometres turned out to be very long kilometres because the track was very rocky and could only be driven in low 4×4 gear. Nevertheless, after about an hour (for 10km) through the mountains down the coast we reached Cap Negro. Cap Negro is inhabited by a small number of fishermen who live in a couple of houses. A lighthouse and the police station complete the little village which can only be reached by this horrible track or by sea.Share on Facebook