After breakfast I stop in Conil and check the internet. Some money is trickling in, and I now think my trip is paid for by my internet earnings, which is a great feeling. I head off towards Cadiz to meet Heather. It is 10:30 when I leave Conil, which is later than I would have liked.
I get to Cadiz and have a nightmare parking. An unlikely old guy points to a place for me. I give him a Euro. I had sent Heather a text whilst parking, and meet her outside her apartment block. The waves look good, some of the best I have seen in the region. We talk a little about surfing, and then head for coffee. We talk for a while. Iss, a Spanish friend of Heathers, joins us. She is a nice girl and we all talk for a while. Nothing really progresses with Heather and me. She does say that she may be in Granada at the same as me, and to contact her if I am. She says she will be in El Palmar at the weekend.
The girls suggest that the shopping centre in San Fernando might be better for my shopping, as it doesn’t close for siesta.
I take a drive down. It’s a surprisingly good shopping centre for a relatively small town. I buy groceries and a few van items from the massive Carrefour supermarket. I take a good look around and see lots of things I want. I start shopping. I buy shorts and a belt from a cute girl. I then buy a hoddie and t-shirt from more cute looking girls. I go in and out of several shops, many with cute girls. I buy a good Spanish book and dictionary from a not-cute man. I have bought lots of good things today, which I am excited about. However, I did not buy trousers or shoes, the things I really needed to buy. Anyway, I’ve had a fun day out.
I take a drive back to Cadiz, as I want to surf on the break I saw, it seemed so good. I could see that the wind had picked up though. When I get to the break only 1 guy is in, clearly because the wind has picked up and the waves are gone. It’s a disappointment, and I hope to get in early tomorrow.
I drive back to El Palmar and park up. After a while Simon comes along, which I am a little surprised about as he loves to surf and camp at Trafalgar. I go over and say hello. We end up having great conversations about lots of things, for over an hour. It felt like 10 minutes though.
I am a little frustrated that I did not do more productive things today, but hopefully I can get my head down with work and study tomorrow.