Cadiz and Bolonia January 6th 2011 I’m looking out the window of the enormous, empty ferry at the coastline of Morocco, mountains rising quite impressively out of the Straight of Gibraltar. The huge mountain to our left was one of the pillars of Hercules (the Rock of Gibraltar being the other pillar) that formed the ancient demarcation of the Greek and Roman world.
We departed from Algeciras, Spain just half an hour ago an ... read more
Europe » Spain » Andalusia Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in ... ... read more
Living the dream in SW Colorado, in the heart of some of the world's prettiest mountains and canyon country. We chip away at world travel as life allows and will soon be dragging our two kids with us so that they too can have the perspective that travel brings.
'We are none of us good enough for the sweet Earth we have and yet we dream of heaven...' Ed Abbey
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