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Tunisia

3.3 km (2.0 miles) S of al-Lawza, Safāqis, Tunisia
Approx. altitude: 0 m (0 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 35°S 169°W

Accuracy: 1.2 km (1336 yd)
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#2: View of coast looking in northeasterly direction #3: View of coast looking in southwesterly direction #4: So close yet so far!

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  35°N 11°E (incomplete) 

#1: Looking directly in the direction of the Confluence, 1.22 km offshore

(visited by Justin Mills)

01-Oct-2006 -- After the success of 33N 11E, I left the Île de Djerba and headed back towards Tunis and on the way decided to see if an attempt could be made on 35N 11E.

From Île de Djerba I headed to Qābis (Gabès) and then onto Ṣafāqis (Sfax) and onwards to the small village of Jabinyāna (Djebeniana). Here I turned eastwards and worked my way through the farm plots to the coast. At the coast one is able to drive along a small dirt track right to the point closest to the Confluence without getting wet. At this point the Confluence is 1.22 kilometers offshore.

I was hoping that I would be able to rent a boat or get a fisherman to take me out, but with it being Ramaḍān and getting late in the afternoon, there was very little happening in the area. I had said to myself that if the Confluence was within 500 meters I would do the swim, but the 1220 meters was a little further than what I was prepared for!

I looked longingly at the place I estimated the Confluence to be, took the photographs and bid farewell as I know that it is unlikely that I will return to this area again.

The Confluence should be easily attainable with a sea kayak or getting a local fisherman to take you out.


 All pictures
#1: Looking directly in the direction of the Confluence, 1.22 km offshore
#2: View of coast looking in northeasterly direction
#3: View of coast looking in southwesterly direction
#4: So close yet so far!
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  Notes
In the water, 1 km from shore