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Strait of Gibraltar - Tarifa

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After booking it just a week before, I flew to Gibraltar for a three day holiday, including a visit to Morocco.

Flying out of the Saturday morning I arrived at Gibraltar airport, and took a quick look around the centre of the town before crossing the border into Spain without even stopping to show my passport and making my way over to the windy town of Tarifa - the southernmost point on mainland Europe, and where the Mediterranean meets the Atlantic and there are superb views of Africa across the strait.

Southernmost Point in Europe

Southernmost Point in Europe


Views of Africa

Views of Africa

It was here that I stayed the night in a cute little hotel inside the city walls, before taking the ferry over the following morning to Tangier in Morocco. However this was when I first realised the annoyingness of Spanish time. Being in Central European Summer Time, despite being 5˚ WEST of Greenwich meant that the sun reached its highest point (ideally noon) at 2:20pm. It did not get fully dark until gone 10pm at night, and yet at 8am it was still dark! Not ideal when you are trying to take an early night before an early start the next morning!!

Posted by kmmk17 17:00 Archived in Spain Tagged sea gibraltar

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