It's Saturday again! Where did this week go? Next week we are going back to Norway and I don't want to go. I love being here in Spain!
Today we went to a beach that's just a hidden gem. It's off the beaten track for most tourists and there are mainly Spanish people here. The "town" (just a few houses) is called Bolonia and 2000 years ago this tiny little town used to be a wealthy Roman settlement. I think I will do a post tomorrow about the history of this place. So if you're into history, please come back Sunday too.
Well, since it is Pink Saturday over at Beverly's blog I'll try to make my beach story PINK...
Driving all the way down past Gibraltar you'll come to the southernmost point of continental Europe: the town of Tarifa. The lighthouse marks where the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Ocean meet. The winds are always strong and it is one of the most popular places to windsurf and kite in all of Europe.
This is Tarifa. And the mountains you see in the back there is actually the Rif Mountains in North Africa! It's only 13 km (8miles) across the strait of Gibraltar.
I'm ALWAYS amazed by this view.
We're driving just a little bit further.
A new sign? Oh, no... more people are going to find our "hidden gem"!
This is the beach of Bolonia... Beautiful isn't it?
So here I am... enjoying a day at the beach... looking for something that is PINK!
Okay, my girl is always pink! Today is no exception.
But my son usually will not wear anything pink. He had to chose this one because it was the last one in the store...
There's a beach vendor.
My toes are pink!
Now, I know these aren't pink. But how can I NOT show you that there are BULLS on the BEACH!
There are always windsurfers here. They look pretty cool!
But not as HOT as this guy with the Hello Kitty Board!
(No nasty comments... he's mine!)
For some odd reason I always end up with a few of these a couple of feet away from my towel! (And since I have quite a few American readers I have censured....)
My beach bag is PINK!
It getting late and my daughter decides that she will entertain the people at the beach bar with her version of a very LOUD Mamma Mia - with moves. This is after I have dragged her out of a puddle of water at the beach where she was swimming with her bikinbottoms on her HEAD!
Time to go home!
So we leave Bolonia and head on home enjoying the PINK sunset!
Having to take one last look at the view of Africa!
The lights you see in the background is from the Moroccan town of Tangier.
I hope you enjoyed a day at the beach with us!