Ceuta - North Africa 2001
EA9/DL7AFS (Babs) EA9/DJ7ZG (Lot)
This is the QSL-card of our
EA9 - DX-pedition!
QSL via the German QSL-bureau DARC to DL7AFS
or direct to:
Baerbel Linge, DL7AFS
Please remember if you will send several QSLs in one envelope, to include enough postage....
|DL7AFS, Babs and DJ7ZG, Lot will continue to be
active on their tour.
RTTY, PSK and SSB on 10m to 80m starting on 30-April-2001 until 7-May-2001.
Views of Ceuta
Ceuta, military post, and free port on the coast of Morocco, at the Mediterranean entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar. Though physically contiguous with Morocco, Ceuta is administered by Spain. It is one of the five plazas constituting Spanish North Africa (along with Melilla and three smaller areas). The city is on a narrow isthmus that connects Mount Hacho (one of the Pillars of Hercules) to the mainland.
Ceuta- however small it is- is divided into two zones sliding into one
another. To the east, around and near the real peninsula, practically all inhabitants are
Spanish, and the feel to everything around you is all Spanish. But as soon as you head
west, coming closer to the border area, you spot the first mosques, the women you see more
often wear traditional conservative Moroccan clothes. At the very border- even on the
Spanish side of it- you have already reached Morocco. Large groups of day workers and
wholesellers (married middel-aged women represent a large part of this group) have put up
markets where cheap contrabande is being sold, whereafter it is imported to Morocco
through the magic of bribing the totally corrupt border police.
But is Ceuta worth the visit? It is true that architecture is little new from what mainland Spain can offer- and there are few landmarks. But is absolutely a friendly place, and if you take the time to walk around places like Monte Hacho, there will be a good number places to check out. The biggest problem with Ceuta is that there is only 20 metres of beach (stone beach).
|Our "Shack" in Ceuta||Babs, EA9/DL7AFS during her PSK31-activity|
|Our visit in the URCE-Headquarter
EA9PY-Jose; EA9CD-Jose; EA9BW-Manolo; EA9/DJ7ZG-Lot; EA9/DL7AFS-Babs; EA9PB-Frank; EA9IL-Emilio; EA9AZ-Pablo; EA9FY-Joaquin; EA9BN-Manolo
Photo by EA9GW-Enrique
Visit in Ceuta
EA9GW EA9PB DL7AFS DJ7ZG EA9AO EA9PYEnrique Francisco Babs Lot Salvadore José
Presidente de URCE