Entering and leaving Rabat harbor – a tidal river channel – is an experience no sailor will ever forget. Care has to be exercised when a strong swell is running at low tide as large swells may break between the breakwaters at the harbor entrance. We entered with little swell at high tide, safely following the Marina pilot boat. The channel was full with swimmers, jet skis and rowing boats. People were enthusiastically greeting us, not seeing sailing yachts very often.