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Tuesday 9th February - Wednesday 10th February

Tarifa and onwards to the Africa

Tuesday 9th February[/i]

Woke up again to sunshine and also cows with bells on! They were being led across the car park inbetween motorhomes and the sea.


From the coast we could see Morocco, also after a walk along the beach we also saw a few battered washed up boats, maybe too from Morocco. Spent the day just relaxing overlooking the sea.


Wednesday 10th February[i]

After a wonder around Tarifa’s old town, a nice small port with narrow allies. We had a bit more research on net, in the local library and decided we would head for the Spanish port of Ceuta in Morocco. It seemed less hassle than Tangier as well as tax-free food and fuel. We were now ready to head for Algeciras and to find the small motorhome ferry ticket office and find out how much and when it crossed.

We found the office on the next junction along from the port by a Carrefour and Lidl supermarket. There were lots of Motorhomes parked about, especially in Lidl. We discovered it was €100 cheaper to make the crossing to Tangier. So we bought some open return tickets to Tangier for €120 and were told the ferry was in the morning. We had to be at the car park opposite at 7.30am, where Carlos (the owner) would take us and any other’s crossing down to the port. I think the ferries were more freight ferries and he probably buys a load of tickets.

The trip was now on, so off we headed round the supermarkets to stock up on items we thought would be difficult to get in Morocco, like drink and cheese, two staples! At this point a heavy wind and rainstorm was in full flow and we hoped it would be calmer for our ferry tomorrow morning. As a few motorhomes were already parked up opposite the shop, we decided to just park there for the night and save moving in the morning. An hour or so later though, while I was getting some last minute items from one of the shops, I noticed a load of motorhomes going off following each other. When I got back Lorna said a car had pulled up and they had all followed it. We assumed it was people going on a ferry crossing tonight, as the unhappy woman in the office had told us ours was tomorrow morning. So we headed for bed to try and get a little sleep in the storm.

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