Friday, May 11, 2012

Tabarca Tuesday

Now that Spring Break has come and gone, and final tests and papers are heavily upon us… what now??  I decided to organize a group trip to the Island of Tabarca, a very small island right off the coast of Alicante.  We didn’t have class on Tuesday, May 1st due to the Spanish Labor Day, so we thought that would be the perfect time to plan the excursion.   There is a company that organizes a trip to and from the island on the same day right from the Alicante port.  We all arrived at 11AM sharp to get on the boat and were so excited for the trip.  It will most likely be one of our last big group trips together, so we were all a little bit nostalgic. 

The group minus some on the boat 

After arriving we were surprised to find that the beach wasn’t actually a beach… well not in the traditional sense.  There was no sand, only small pebble rocks.  We were surprised at first but then realized the amazing weather made up for it.  The water was crystal clear and so beautiful.  After a few hours of soaking in the sun a few people found a spot that you can cliffdive off of.  They had seen other groups doing it, but we still tested the water from below first to make sure it was deep enough.  Then, one-by-one, we all jumped from the high cliff into the clear blue water.  It was such an exhilarating experience that I had to do it twice- the second time from a higher edge!  We all jumped again and swam back into the cove, which turned out to be quite a workout.  Tired and sun-kissed (or burnt) we all headed back into Alicante that evening to go back to facing projects and papers once again.  Our little day in paradise is now appropriately referred to as “Tabarca Tuesday”. 
Me jumping!

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