Kiteing the Poniente

Every cloud has a silver lining!    


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

GBPUSD and May’s BREXIT Speech

The 'Big Money' sold the GBPUSD heavily in anticipation of a UK vote for BREXIT leading to continued weakness, but the FTSE 100 immediately rallied on the following day - much to the chagrin of all those doom-sayers! Rising share prices reflect an expectation of higher future earnings and thus increased dividends; the implication being … Continue reading GBPUSD and May’s BREXIT Speech

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