Appearances can be deceptive. The above photo looks pretty warm doesn’t it? It’s of the beach at Tarifa in southern Spain, the southernmost tip of Europe as a matter of fact. The water is the Atlantic Ocean. It was a sunny but bitterly cold day in January a couple of years ago.
Ah, that’s better! Same ocean, different country. This was taken on our stay in Portugal last summer, believe me – it was warm!!