Wake Up In Tarifa


1st May 2016

After a goodnights sleep we left our spacious accommodation and got in the car so we could explore the town of Tarifa.  It was a fifteen minute drive from our hotel which was near the beach.  The sun was shining and the sky was blue, but today it was also very, very windy, possible a force 7 out at sea on the Beaufort scale.  However, this did not effect my hunger for adventure! Once in the town we searched for a parking space. For five minutes we were looking until at last we found one just by one of the castles in Tarifa. As soon as we stopped we all leapt from the car and searched for ages until we discovered a small sheltered cafe called “whats up” were we had some continental breakfast, not a “full English”with a pint! A la TENERIFE!

After some coffee and food, we went for a look through the streets of Tarifa. Along the front, it seemed like an average town, but once into the bustling back streets, it reminded me of true Spain. Over in the distance, we could see the African continent, which is only 15km away, and an excursion to Tangier would cost you only 49 Euros!  To me the town seemed very nice, but although the sun was out it was still quite breezy.  After some shopping (Where mum evidently found lots of things to buy) we headed back to the hotel.

Once we got back from Tarifa, we came to the beach and to mini Glastonbury, for a bit more of the hippie experience!  However, instead of listen to the music and sit on the grass, which seemed to be the true Glastonbury practise, we decided to relax in the warmth of the midday sun.  Today, there were many kite surfers and wind surfers out in the bay catching the wind and enjoying the perfect weather -(and because I have learnt how to windsurf, I was desperately trying to persuade mum and Geoff to let me go and join them)😭

We are having a great time in Tarifa,Spain!

Author: adventurerintrainingblog

I am a 14 year old boy and live and am home schooled by my parents aboard our 45 foot sailing yacht which we sail from Turkey. I have travelled through/ across Europe by road, several times now, and have also driven into the heart of Turkey, visiting Konya, Cappadocia and many other places. You can read about both of these experiences on the blog... However, at the moment you can read about our life aboard our yacht in Turkey during the winter... I hope you can come along for the ride, then sail along with me as I blog my sailing adventures for next year!

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