Saturday, 8 November 2008

Back in Yorkshire

The Roman remains in Ilkley (Olicana to the Romans) consist of this piece of wall possibly dating back to the 2nd Century and some gravestones now in the Manor House Museum (see attached link)

An old favourite spot in Ilkley

Day 8 Tunis and Back to the UK

The North African Littoral

The flags are to celebrate November 7th the anniversary of the present president replacing the previous incumbent during a putsch.

The Tunisian president announces his re-election in 2009...

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Day 7 Matmata & El Djem

In and around the Colosseum in El Djem. The finest colosseum outside of Europe

Steady (H)eddy our driver who today drives like the wind to get to El Djem

Back out of the sandy desert to Douz and then across the stony desert to Matmata where the Troglodytes live and some more of Star Wars was filmed

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Day 6 - Chott El Djerid & Douz

Felicity in the desert

Camel enjoying breakfast

Textures in the sand

The sandy desert encroaches on the town of Douz and a short camel ride brings you to our campsite

Camels are not the only way of getting into the desert...

Lunch time in Douz - its very hot

Couscous and lamb. Not everyone's favoutite, but I found it delicious

Phreatic water in Tunisia comes out of the ground rather hot. The Tunisians use concrete buildings like this in the same way we would use cooling towers in a Power Station

Alec inspects the salt pan

A mountain of desert rose

Across the great Tunisian salt pan of Chott El Djerid

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Day 5 - Red Lizard Train, Tozeur & Star Wars

The desert adjacent to the Star Wars set

The Star Wars set

Arguments in the desert

The camel rock. Was this in Star Wars? I cant remember.

A set of pictures of people on the trip




A group viewing of the desert

Mark and Liz

Chasing tourist trains seems to be a past time for Tunisian boys

The train receives its all important Pringle box

No car bombs allowed on this street?