Friday 5 December 2014

Kitesurfing at Tarifa

Unfortunately, these shots are not of us, although I think I would like to try kitesurfing.
It is far more complicated than it looks from a distance, as we found out when we stood and watched closely this afternoon.
Firstly, you have to get the kite in the air and under control, then you have to carefully look down, find your board, get into the sea, hook your feet into the board without drowning, then somehow catch a wave and zip along effortlessly.
It seems that there are a lot of separate skills to master, and the thirty or so people out this afternoon made it look easy.
We have moved down the coast today to Tarifa. We are very near to Morocco, at the narrow gap between Europe and Africa.  The mountains behind the town in picture one, and in pic two are both of the north African coast.
We are camped very near to the beach and I took a gin and tonic down to the waters edge tonight to watch the sun set over the sea.

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