Kerkennah – A Tunisian Island (Part Two)


Sunday 16 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

It’s a windy old place at times, and pretty damned roasting during the summer months – North Africa being where it is, and all that. There wasn’t much there either, no towns with malls, no serious watersports, no clubs, and no burger bars or kiosks selling beach balls, sun-tanning lotion and out date film (remember that stuff anyone?).




The beach, the water and the air were clean, far enough off the coast from smelly old Sfax to give one the impression of being away from the maddening crowd. Dusty roads, palm trees, crumbling houses and traditional wooden fishing boats were about as much scenery as one could find – what more do you want? (a lot more, some would say, but not I).






Having always been able to secure a room at the far end of the beach, what noise the guests managed to make was largely distant – that is, until the ‘entertainers’ took over as I mentioned above; but up until then, a more peaceful place I did not crave.






The beach was always clean, a bit seaweedy at times, but the guys with their cart kept that at bay on a regular basis. Other than that, it was a place to devour a pile of books whilst swapping between the open beach and the ferocity of the Tunisian sun, for the much welcomed shade of what few wispy trees there were.






Please note that the photos are all pre-digital age, and are just scans of some poor quality 10x15cm (4×6”) snaps. Use these links to see the other posts, Kerkennah (Part One) and also Kerkennah (Part Three) 




6 thoughts on “Kerkennah – A Tunisian Island (Part Two)

  1. swamiyesudas says:

    That is Very, Very nice, my Dear Spike! A place worth visiting, and Ah, Wish I had the time and the circumstances for that. Sigh.

    Am very poor in Art and things. For me, the photographs are just fine!

    Am very impressed by the ‘Clean’ bit. And not just the air; the beach itself is free of litter.

    Keep posting. Regards. 🙂

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  2. Aparajita says:

    loved your pre digital age photographs … u captured the open sunny and windy landscape very well

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  3. I remember ‘Bonus Print’ and ‘True Print’. Take your pictures, send them off for developing and get them back with a free film to start all over again. Unfortunately the processing was crap and any photographs that I took in this era have mostly faded away into obscurity!


  4. fredrieka says:

    mom would consider this heavenly


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