Sidi Bou Saïd,Tunisia
where I was first taught to swim at the age of four- our parents wanted to know we could play around the beach without worrying. Our maitre nageur- swimming teacher- Zouitine, had a very practical method: he would push us into the water from a low rock and tell us to dog paddle back to him. It seemed then like crossing the English Channel...
This is all I can think of on these cold snowy days...

Back then our summer house was one of only a dozen houses on the beach of Gammarth...
This is now.
Sidi Bou Saïd wraps around the first short cape and our house was just before it on the water's edge. 
Le monde avance.
The world forges ahead.

bon weekend.


  1. We received five more inches of snow yesterday so I wish I were swimming there too. Beautiful place to have lived!

  2. oh so beautiful...wish I was there...
    have a great weekend..

  3. I have been following the news regarding the unrest in Tunisia lately. It breaks my heart. I pray for peace in that beautiful landscape.

  4. I found your blog through Scott W. love that I found it.Wonderful photos+post. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

  5. My gosh that is just beautiful. What a spot to grow up in. Yes, as Thomas wolfe said, "you can't go home again". Things change I am sick of this snow..
    With mountains of snow from the snowplow.Enough..

  6. Lovely reminiscing. And that water...a perfect antidote to snow and cold temps.

  7. I see why you're dreaming of this place--sooo beautiful!

  8. Hey , I'm Tunisian and just want to clear few things about my country 1st. things are back to normal nowadays nothing to worry about at all 2nd.there are more beautiful places in Tunisia that would blow off your mind starting from North Biziert city to the South Douz City which they call it the Desert Gate , I'll try to post few pictures Next time , Cheers