Making Waves

Just a quick visual post today. The last few days here at Playa de los Lances have been unsettled with showery weather which seems to have culminated last night with strong gusty winds and heavy rain squalls and even a brief, but heavy, hail-storm this morning to the accompaniment of some thunder and lightning. Back … Continue reading Making Waves


Sunsets at Playa de los Lances, Tarifa

After a wild, wet and windy night and with a strong Poniente wind blowing in from the west today - much to the delight of the kite surfers - I thought a little positive thinking might be in order: 'red sky at night, shepherd's delight' and all that, so I dug out a few recent … Continue reading Sunsets at Playa de los Lances, Tarifa

‘On The Strip’: Playa De Los Lances, Tarifa

Sometimes you just have to spend some time in a new place, chill out and just let it's moods and character emerge. That's just what I've been doing this month here on the 'Strip' at Playa de los Lances, Tarifa. During the winter months vans camping overnight are tolerated, however in the summer months no … Continue reading ‘On The Strip’: Playa De Los Lances, Tarifa

The Thing About Tarifa

WIND! Tarifa has an extreme microclimate: considerably cooler in summer and warmer in winter than the rest of continental Spain and then there's its unique winds that typically blow on over 80% of days each year! The Straits of Gibraltar create a venturi effect as itĀ funnels either the 'Levante' (easterly winds from Africa) or the … Continue reading The Thing About Tarifa