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Off to Tarifa

By Ben

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Tarifa: Our lodgings

Tarifa: Our lodgings

We finally left Luz to see more of Europe. We headed back to Spain to get to the port city of Tarifa from which we will set sail to Africa (sounds adventurous doesn't it?). Our car travel was uneventful. The weather was less than stellar but the temperature stayed at around 15 or 16 degrees. We see that both Spain and Portugal have invested heavily in wind power especially in the south. Tarifa being located where the Iberian Peninsula gets very close to Africa experiences constant wind throughout the year making it the wind surfing capital of Spain if not Europe. Even with nasty weather the long beach front was dotted with all modes of windsurfing.

Tarifa: Our Place

Tarifa: Our Place

We like our accommodation which we booked on-line a few days before. It looks like it would be quite the tropical paradise in the summer. It is supposedly more typical of the Andalucía region.

Muriel and I headed into Tarifa to check into details about getting to Morocco. It is not a very pretty looking town; it seems like your typical gritty port town with a lot of surfers and wind surfers thrown in. It is early to bed so we can get to Tarifa at 8:00 am and catch a 9:00 am sailing.

Posted by KZFamily 10:03 Archived in Spain Tagged spain tarifa

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I'm looking through your old entries and thought I would comment on any entry that didn't have any comments.

I searched the web about Tarifa - it's a considered a great spot to watch migrating birds. Unfortunately wind farms may cause problems when they're on migratory bird routes.

by Jane1

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