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Europe » Gibraltar » Gibraltar August 30th 2013

Gibraltar UK 26 August 2013 At last we have seen The Rock of Gibraltar!!!! It has been another life-long aim. We didn’t climb the rock so missed seeing the monkeys that guard The Rock, but we did drive through the 2.5km tunnel which goes through the middle of it. The tunnel was not lined with concrete. It was solid rock that they had tunneled through so there was no need for concrete lining!! At the point of Gibraltar that is closest the Africa there in an underground museum with the history of Gibraltar and the UK presence. The multi story houses carried numerous Union Jack flags so there was no doubt that this was the UK and not Spain. We had to drive through immigration into Gibraltar which is a peninsula of land. We drove right ... read more
At the tip of the land looking towards Africa from Gibraltar (16)
At the tip of the land looking towards Africa from Gibraltar (15)
A runway going across the roadnear the Rock of Gibraltar

Europe » Gibraltar » Gibraltar August 20th 2013

We have neglected the blog for a few stop overs, this has been mainly because there has been no internet available !! We left Lagos on Thursday 8th August and spent a very pleasant day sailing to Albufeira. The marina is surrounded by holiday apartments and is a little way from the town. It must be said that If I was paying for a holiday to Albufeira I think I would be disappointed. We left there on Saturday 10th August for a short days sail across the bay to Vilamoura, which is a far more civilised place to be. We left Vilamoura late afternoon on Monday intending to have an overnight sail to Gibraltar. We made better headway than I had expected and it soon became clear that if we continued we would arrive at Gibraltar ... read more
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Europe » Gibraltar » Gibraltar May 27th 2013

With some dark clouds in the sky the discussion on attire was a difficult one for Woolly, Sombrero, Bandana or Scarf? Finally he was ready and we headed from the coast road towards Gibraltar. The passing scenery would have been stunning, well it was stunning to be fair but the wind turbines did detract quite a lot from the beautiful mountains. The forty kilometres journey led us through the busy town of San Rouge, with huge billboards advertising C and A, Primark, Shoe Zone and many other familiar names, but where were the signs for piece of Britain on the Spanish shores? Woolly says – with only a few kilometres to go I spotted our first sign for Gibraltar. Ceded to the British in 1715, the Spanish have tried to regain it several times resulting in ... read more
I'm not sure I like them!
Cable Car to the Top
Dreaming

Europe » Gibraltar » Gibraltar November 13th 2012

We started out early this day as we had a 3 hour drive to Gibraltar ahead of us. Thanks to the GPS, a series of roundabouts, and a missed exit that took us about an hour out of the way, we ended up in a little country town named Las Cazebas deSan Juan that is built up on a mountain, with the church situated at the very top. Back on the autovia and headed in the right direction this time, we drove through vineyards, farmlands, cattle ranches, wind turbine farms, and peaks and valleys of the mountains. We even passed a castle, seemingly in the middle of nowhere. We spent the majority of the drive oohing and aahing at the marvelous Spanish countryside. Each time we went through a tunnel, we would come out and be ... read more
Through the Tunnel
The Rock of Gibratar from a Distance
The Rock of Gibraltar

Europe » Gibraltar » Gibraltar April 15th 2012

April 14, 2012-  Last night we tried to book ourselves into a tour offered by our hotel to Gibraltar, but it was booked. So I did some Internet research to try to find another tour and I didn't have much luck. SO... I decided I would rent a car to drive us to Gibraltar. This morning we had a leisurely breakfast before Emily's tour of Gibraltar pulled out of the station. We hopped onto the one highway and one hour later, we got off the highway. The Spanish seem to pretend that Gibraltar doesn't even exist, since they lost it to the English in 1704. The highway signs don't even mention Gibraltar, rather the little town on the Border called La Linea de Conception. So we meandered our way thru the town and got ourselves into ... read more
John and Yoko's wedding site
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Europe » Gibraltar » Gibraltar April 14th 2012

April 14, 2012- Last night we tried to book ourselves into a tour offered by our hotel to Gibraltar, but it was booked. So I did some Internet research to try to find another tour and I didn't have much luck. SO... I decided I would rent a car to drive us to Gibraltar. This morning we had a leisurely breakfast before Emily's tour of Gibraltar pulled out of the station. We hopped onto the one highway and one hour later, we got off the highway. The Spanish seem to pretend that Gibraltar doesn't even exist, since they lost it to the English in 1704. The highway signs don't even mention Gibraltar, rather the little town on the Border called La Linea de Conception. So we meandered our way thru the town and got ourselves into line ... read more
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The Rock
Miss Gibralter 2011

Europe » Gibraltar » Gibraltar February 25th 2012

Gibraltar was the main attraction for the trip to the Costa Del Sol. Unfortunately, flying into and staying in Gibraltar was too expensive of an option, so this is why we ended up near Malaga. Although we enjoyed exploring Malaga, we would have loved more time to explore the Rock of Gibraltar. We opted to take a "shopping" tour from Torremuelle to Gibraltar, only because the transportation was faster and cheaper than taking the public bus. It wasn't really a tour, they just provided the transportation, and we were free to roam around Gibraltar for a limited amount of time. Unfortunately, the morning didn't start off as good as the rest of the day went. After doing a meticulously good job of hiding our passports in our room so that the spanish mafia wouldn't get them, ... read more
Definitely No Hills Like This in London
Taking the Cable Car Up
View from the Top

Europe » Gibraltar » Gibraltar January 17th 2012

Cadiz a Gibraltar Started off the day nice and early in Cadiz and managed to get a bus directly to a place called la Linea which is right on the border of Spain and Gibraltar, due to ongoing problems between the spanish and the british governments there is no bus service across the border. There was only a very short walk to and across the border and the weather was fantastic so no worries. Despite being told there was nowhere to leave my big bag at the bus station, found some lockers which let you leave your big rucksack for 3 euros a day. result. Walked easily across the border with my passport cover only being glnaced at and walked toward the town centres. The ariport in gibraltar which runs across the access to the pennisular ... read more
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Europe » Gibraltar » Gibraltar April 8th 2011

This morning's plan was to get up early, check out, store my luggage and take the cable car up to the Rock. The cable car runs so close to my balcony, that I was able to take some pictures as it went past. I made my way down to the station, but it seemed closed, so I grabbed some coffee and wrote postcards. When I went back, I found out that it was closed for maintenance. They didn't have any information, didn't care and said it could be 5 minutes, 5 hours, or all day. Thank you so very much. It boggles my mind how so many bumps and glitches there can be in a trip. The reason I came here was to go up on the Rock and see the apes and the view. Time ... read more
Driving Toward Gibraltar
Sunset Over Spain
British Pub Food

Europe » Gibraltar » Gibraltar February 27th 2011

ZNow Wielka i great Brytania i tym razem jestesmy tu razem. Ale jaja normalnie Anglicy znowu dali popis. Zamorska kolonia kwitnie i zadziwia na kazdym kroku.Obeszlismy polwysep dookola i wielka radosc= udalo nam sie dotrzec do Punta Europa (Wrota Europy) i na horyzoncie blekitnej zatoki wyrazny zarys Afryki. Gibraltar tetni zyciem;ale zaskoczeniem jest ze do godziny 19. Potem wszyscy pracownicy;sklepikarze barmani itp wracaja do domow w hiszpanskiej La Linea bo to bardzo blisko (10 min piechota) i tanio; trzeba tylko przejsc przez pas startowy gibraltarskiego lotniska ktory jest jednoczesnie granica miedzy miasteczkami i panstwami.Okolo poludnia tez zostalismy zmuszeni do darmowego podziwiania startu samolotu spod gibraltarskiej skaly wraz z tlumkiem oczekujacych na przejscie. Ne moge sie doczekac na spotkanie z malpkami; dlatego jeszcze cos stad pewno napisze. Spotlalismy tutaj dziwnie... read more
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