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  Map of our travels in southwestern Spain
by Bwana_Brown

Favorite thing: We had been in Spain for 13 days and had already covered most of the 'orange' roads on this map (Sue's sister had joined us from England for 9 days of that time) when the two of us finally woke up to a rainy morning in Nerja, on the Mediterranean coast. The weather forecast did not look good for the next few days so, knowing that the good weather would be arriving from the west and wanting a proper look at Spain's Atlantic coast anyway, we headed for Tarifa on the morning of Dec. 28th.

Fondest memory: We arrived there in late afternoon and the weather was wild, but already looking better than Nerja's! We managed to find a place for the night (that did not work out too well) and next morning headed up the coast to do some exploring. We stopped at the Roman ruins of Baelo Claudia, but it was closed on a Monday - so we then continued onward up the coast until we reached pretty little Vejer de la Frontera. After finding very nice accommodations there, that afternoon and the next morning was spent exploring both Cape Trafalgar and Vejer itself before heading back down the coast toward Tarifa. With Baelo Claudia being open on a Tuesday, we had a very enjoyable self-guided tour of the diggings and restorations before landing back in Tarifa for one more night. The next morning was Dec. 31st with New Years Eve 2009 rapidly approaching and us still with nowhere to stay. Now that the weather had improved, we decided to play it safe and headed back up the Mediterranean coast to Torremolinos (just outside Malaga) to see if one of our first accommodation spots would take pity on us!

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  • Updated Sep 16, 2009
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