Oh man. This morning was ROUGH!! I woke up about 11 and had some toast and drank a lot of water and tylenol and laid down by the fire for a couple hours. Andrew came back from Málaga from dropping off Linda and Nicky and then drove me to Tarifa which was about an hour away.
Tarifa is this little town at the southern most tip of Spain that is the gateway to Africa. It is literally a 20 minute ferry ride to Tangier from here. This town was an old pirate town that made its fortune collecting a tax (tarif) from ships as they would pass through the straight or else shoot them down. Everything here revolves around pirates.
Today has been spent catching up on emails and blogging (as well as sleep) and so I haven't done much exploring of the town yet. Dinner tonight, however, was very interesting. Since I am slighly more confident in my ability to speak Spanish, I felt like I could go to a restaurant. I tried to order grilled tuna (because that is the specialty fish around these parts) but they didn't have any, so she suggested, that if I like fish, I should just get the fish of the day, which was a mild white fish. Ok, sure sounds great. I order a salad and some wine and make a meal of it. The salad, was wonderful, it had pineapple, peanuts, almonds, corn salsa and a really sweet and spicy honey mustard dressing. Then... the fish came. And... I should have known, but it was literally a fish. It was about a foot long and complete with a head, tail, eye balls, organs, everything. So... I ate it. There wasn't much meat, and I probably could have found more if I had felt inclined to dig a bit, but I didn't want to so I didn't find it. It came with some grilled potatoes which I assume were sharing the same space because they tasted quite fishy. Don't get me wrong, it was wonderful fish, and I enjoyed the experience, but I think I prefer my fishes filetted and head/tail-less.
Off to read and bed now, but tomorrow should be interesting!!