02-Feb-2004 -- Having been the first to mark a confluence point in Tunisia (37N 10E), we decided it was time to do another. We chose the second day of the Muslim holiday `Īdu-l-Aḍḥā (the Sacrifice Holiday). Our goal was the point found near the northern end of Cap Bon, the peninsula southeast of the capital, Tunis.
Cap Bon is an agricultural area, full of fields and orchards, and the weather was good. The point was easy to find, in the middle of a village called El Kedoua. Although we could have driven to within 50 meters of the point, we parked further away to get in some hiking. The point was almost exactly in the middle of a field at the base of a small rise. The field is ploughed, and belongs to a farmer named Ṣalāḥ. Although unplanted on the day of our visit, he said it would soon be filled with tomatoes.
A small group gathered, wondering why we were wandering around in the middle of a field with no obvious purpose, so we got out a map to explain our mission. They understood, but seemed bemused by it all. What funny things these city people do. We concluded with a group picture of everyone involved, and hiked back to the cars, stopping to picnic on the way.