03-Feb-2005 -- After having successfully visited the beautiful offshore of Bejaïa, at noon we arrived at 36N 6E. Again the evil rain clouds were around and did not allow a nice view to the entire coast, which normally can be seen, from this Confluence.
A blurred view to SW shows us the place where the port of Jijel (also known as Djidjelli or Djen Djen) is supposed to be. After the effusive praise of the Gulf of Bejaïa we are of course interested in what British Admiralty has to tell us about Jijel. In the "Mediterranean Pilot Vol. 45" we read: "The coast around Jijel is less spectacular than to the West or East. The town is flat without any grandeur."
No grandeur? I know this port and would not say so. Jijel is nice as well. But probably the Admiralty guys have seen it only from far away and wrapped in rain clouds, too.
Looking to South we see again the partly snow-capped Atlas mountain range, and exactly towards East there is a huge peninsula with Ra's (Cape) Atia, Ra's al-Kmakem, and Cap Bougaroun. The highest mountain on this peninsula is Jabal al-Goufi, attaining an elevation of 974 m / 3200 ft.