SPAIN 3-June 2004
The most southern point of Spain is a surf, tourist town called Tarifa. The African Rif Mountains and shoreline can be seen from most parts of town with the view from the castle being the best. This town boasts the best winds and waves in Europe. It is full of surfers, windsurfers and kitesurfers. The old town is wonderful to wonder through and the atmosphere is alive with all the young, active tourists. Beaches stretch for 100km all the way to the old city of Cadiz. We stopped and watched the kitesurfers and windurfers and there were hundreds of them all multicoloured!!
Near Cadiz we caught up with Annette (Internette) and John Green. They are a British couple we travelled with in South America and Australia who have been on the road together on their BMW R80GS,s for the past 2.5 years.
Authorities say that Cadiz is the oldest city in Europe and is the port where the Spanish received all of its plundered gold from Central and South America.
We then rode through Saville- it was 42 deg, so we decided to return in October when its cooler. Crossing the Portugese border just in time for the semi finals of Euro 2004 in Lisbon, Portugal. We will spend the next few weeks working our way North through Portugal and then onto Northern Spain.
Posted by Patrick Peck at July 01, 2004 07:41 PM GMT
Well you two are certainly seeing some great sights. Tom and I are off on our trip on Sunday,and will be off line for the next few weeks. Keep on sending your trip and we will have lots to read when we return.
Sheryl and Tom
Hi you two,
What should I be looking for in Argentina in Oct.????flying into BA then after a wk., south to a Beach Town?Plan to fly to Peru for a couple of days to visit a Holy Place...(aren't they all?)
So very glad you are having such a great time. I feel as tho I want to do the same stuff in my 7th decade as before so I will keep moving on Will be seeing you back in your country next year, me thinks