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Boat to Tabarca

May 25, 2014

I recently took the boat to Tabarca, an island off the coast of Spain near Alicante. We left the dock at 11am and arrived about an hour and a half later in Tabarca. It was a very windy day and the captain kept fairly close to the shore so it was not so rough – this made for a longer ride.

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When my niece and I arrived we found only a few people on the island which is quite small. The permanent population is around 60 people making it the smallest inhabited island in Spain. There was a large group of school children though, who were gathered with their teachers listening to some kind of lecture.

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I walked around the island and Katie lay on the beach to read.  The beach is pebbly right at the water line but sandy further up. On the walk I saw an old tower and a working lighthouse at the tip of the island. The land is sandy, dry and full of what seemed to be “sagebrush” and cactus and multi colored rocks.  This does not really show up well in the photos.

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When I returned to the beach, Katie and I walked through the town and then had lunch at a restaurant full of other travelers and a group of men who had arrived on their own boat.  They were having a great time!

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At 4pm we had to run to get to the boat to leave as it took a long time to get our bill and pay (typical). Actually it was no problem as we had to wait for the men to get their boat out of the way.  Our return trip was faster and rougher as we cut directly across to Alicante. With the help of two Bonine, I made it without incident!

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3 Comments
  1. Harry permalink

    I’m glad you didn’t create and international incidents.

    Like

  2. Danielle permalink

    Great photos! What an adventure!

    Like

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