So of course my family celebrated with photos when we stood this summer at the southernmost tip of Europe in Tarifa, Spain. Or, as the sign below reads in Spanglish, "You are in the European Southernpoint." From here you are only 8 miles from the continent of Africa.
This "European Southernpoint" used to be an island, Isla de las Palomas, but has been joined to the mainland by a road.
|Narrow road from the mainland to Isla de las Palomas.|
There's not much to see on the very small Isla de las Palomas, just some ruined fortifications, but you can watch the ferries go back and forth across the Strait of Gibraltar from Tarifa to Tangier.
|Ruined fortress on Isla de las Palomas.|
My kids thought it particularly cool that on one side of the island and road they were on the Atlantic Ocean and on the other, just steps away, they were on the Mediterranean Sea.
This post is part of Photo Friday at DeliciousBaby.com.