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Tales of the Levante

Photo ©Mike Randolph

My latest podcast is now online. This time, it’s not about food (Ben Curtis and I cover that here) it’s about the wind. Not just any wind, but the infamous Levante. Be prepared to get blown away. (Sorry.)

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Aerial Armada

Tarifa sits at the very southern tip of Spain, and of continental Europe. Kitesurfers from around the world come here to ride the warm, strong Levante winds, which are accelerated by the Straits of Gibraltar. Africa, seen in the background, is only 14 kilometers away. (Click on image for larger view.) Photo ©Mike Randolph

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Aerial Invasion

Tarifa, at the southern tip of Spain, was named after Tarif ibn Malik, a Berber warrior who in 710 sailed from Africa, seen in the background, to reconnoiter military defenses in preparation for Continue Reading →

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