Dear Diary, P.#44

(Sailing the Mediterranean/All Rights Reserved)

Well it is late April but it is beginning to feel like summer here in our Mediterranean coast… The temperatures are slowly rising above 30 degrees (Celsius) and the sun is bright in the sky. The days are long and the breeze is refreshing, as are our warm Mediterranean waters. So this means that it is the perfect time to get away and enjoy the coastal cities and beaches. A little later they will be so crowded that you will not even be able to walk from the chiringuito* to the water without stepping over…or on…oily bodies of northern sun worshippers. These fine folk come to Spain seeking what no other country in Europe can give them.

So I did my first trip of the year to a beautiful place, just about two hours by car from Valencia, the island of Tabarca. I drove to a small town south of the city of Alicante, called Santa Pola and from there I took the ferry to the island of Tabarca. It’s just a 20 minute boat ride and you reach this beautiful little paradise on the Mediterranean Sea.

Tabarca is a small island with many restaurants and most importantly, surrounded by little calas (coves) where one can sunbathe, swim, relax, meditate and thoroughly enjoy nature in all its most wonderful aspects. There are also hotels on the island and did I mention restaurants and bars? Full of them…

So… before it gets too hot and you melt, try and get away if you can during early May and beat the rush…


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  1. Easymalc dice:

    Sounds fabulous!

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    1. 🙏🏻😊🙏🏻

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  2. ourcrossings dice:

    I had no idea that the province of Alicante has a small inhabited island very close to the coast with a lot to offer. The island of Tabarca looks like a magical place brimming with nature and tradition. I love its coastline offering fantastic views dominated by the clear, crystalline and transparent water of the island. Thanks for sharing, Francisco, and have a wonderful day 🙂 Aiva xx

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    1. Definitely worth a visit! Thank you Aiva 😊🙏🏻😊

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  3. Brad Osborne dice:

    Raise a glass for me, my friend! And enjoy your rest and relaxation!

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    1. Salud! Thank you my friend. It was a short holiday but quite enjoyable. All the best!

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  4. DougInNC dice:

    Certainly a nice place to visit and good of you to share it with us. Your photos are terrific and I like that you gave specific location information. Splendid!

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    1. Thank you so much Doug! Yes, it is quite a lovely place for a holiday!

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  5. Vaya lugar sugerente… A mí lo que me echa p’atrás es la temperatura tan veraniega.


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    1. Si, pero en la isla las brisas eran frescas y no se sufría del calor abrasante de otras partes, como en València… salud.

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  6. equipsblog dice:

    Sounds delightful. Wish I were there. Salud. If you are on vacation, must be time for some type of adult beverages.

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    1. It was delightful and it is quite an engaging location, but it was just a brief, but very satisfying holiday. I am back at work. And wine time, well, waiting on Friday! All the best!

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      1. equipsblog dice:

        You are at midweek. 😉

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  7. janetsm dice:

    If my nieces ever get to go to Spain, I’ll tell them to be sure Tabarca is on their itineraries!

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    1. I’m sure they’ll love it.

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  8. What an amazing spot Francis! 💗

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    1. Thank you so much Cindy!

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      1. Always my friend! ❣️

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