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May 27, 2019 - Gibraltar rocks

27th May – Monday An easy start to the day, the bus to Gibraltar does not leave here until 11.50am, Spanish time. If we miss that there is another at 12.25, but then nothing until tonight. The return buses are just as spasmodic, returning at 3pm, 4pm and 8pm. We normally don’t like waiting until the last bus home, but today we have little choice. €9 each way for two tickets, and the bus will take about an hour to La Linea, a few hundred metres from the Gibraltar border. Crossing over is pretty much a non-event, the staff at the Spanish side...

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Nov 4, 2018 - Gibraltar

Excellent weather joined us for the drive to Gibraltar along brilliant roads with almost no traffic. Our hotel in La Linea de la Concepcion placed us 600m from the Spanish-Uk border which was perfect for our visit to the 'Rock'. There were two important items on our 'to do' list in Gibraltar …. the first was to walk across the border airstrip and the second was to have a 'real' breakfast. We achieved both in beautiful sunshine. The tarmac crossing was much more fun than doing it by bus and then to have English breakfasts in Casemates...

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Oct 16, 2018 - Gibraltar

Gibraltar is a forty mile sail from Tangier at the very bottom of the Iberian peninsula and is three square miles of mountainous rock. Its unique position at the mouth of the Mediterranean has made it a desirable location to control everyone trying to sail in and out. The promontory here has been settled for more than a millennium, first by Phoenicians and then, in turn, by Arab sultans and Spaniards. Today it’s a British territory even though geographically it should really belong to Spain. Not too long ago the Spanish closed down the...

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May 29, 2017 - Day three of our cruise

Arrived in Gibraltar this morning after the day in Cartagena (Spain) on Sunday. A day at sea tomorrow then on to Marseilles on Wednesday. The ship is really great and we're having a great time. In Gibraltar we've cruised around the town and climes the Rock. Now having a drink at a pub in town to re-hidrate.

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Apr 30, 2017 - Gibraltar to Seville

I knew it was part of the United Kingdom, but I did not know Gibraltar was its own country, independent, with its own language (much Spanish thrown in) and its own Parliament. The place is beautiful. Of course it was a military compound with as many as 30,000 troops. Now there are about one thousand. Military housing has been converted into apartments for sale and to rent for those citizens living there. The views are spectacular and you can see 3 countries at once; Gibraltar, Spain and Africa. Legend has it that Hercules with all his...

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May 20, 2016 - The Rock of Gibraltar

THE ROCK OF GIBRALTER Gibraltar – or The Rock as it is more commonly called – is a very interesting place – err city – err country. It is actually a British Protectorate meaning that it is its own country in every way but Britain provides military protection. It used to be 2 ½ square miles in area but is now 3 ½ square miles due to land reclamation and has a population of 32,000. That is the same as Sun City West. It has a vibrant economy with the main industries being ship yards and docks for ship repairs, tourism, the military base and –...

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Sep 24, 2015 - Touring Gibraltar

Thursday 24th Gibraltar It was an early start for us to-day as we didn’t want to miss the local transportation to Gibraltar. After waiting for the bus for 45 minutes Bill called the campground office to see how recent the schedule was. It was current but no 10 am bus. We returned to the office and Scot the temporary manager gave us a first class tour and ride into Gibraltar. We drove through the back streets of La Linea de la Conception the Spanish border town and were dropped off at the border crossing. Gibraltar has quite a turbulent...

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Apr 18, 2015 - Now that's a ROCK!

Here's a place you never expect to find yourself! Gibraltar is one of those places that's not a country, it's not a territory, but it's sort of a protectorate of UK. It is really small, maybe 6 square kilometers, but it's strategically located at the opening of the Mediterranean Sea. It has been under siege between the Moors and the Spanish at least 14 times but is now under UK purview 'in perpetuity'. It was referred to as one of the two pillars of Hercules in Greek mythology, the other being one of the Atlas Mountains in Morroco across...

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Apr 2, 2015 - Gibraltar & The Rock

We arrived in Gibraltar today around noon. We took the "Gibraltar and the Rock" tour that left around 12:45. The tour took us to the southernmost point of Gibraltar first, with a stop at Europa Point. We took pictures of the Trinity Lighthouse. Next, we visited the Upper Rock area and the Upper Galleries also called the Great Siege Tunnels. We were very pleased to see a lot of monkeys on the tour, they were all over the place. Our bus driver even fed one and let him climb in on the steering wheel. :-) They seem very tame, we were not afraid...

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Mar 9, 2015 - Gibraltar

Today was an interesting day in many ways. We headed towards Gibraltar in our trusty Opal - about an hour and a half drive west along the coast. It was a pretty day - much warmer and less windy than when we came by Gibraltar less than a week ago. We made our way to La Linea de la Concepcion which is the Spanish border town closest to Gibraltar, which is a British territory. We parked underground in a large parking lot on the Spanish side of the border, came above ground and headed towards the border. It was an easy passage through passport...

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May 16, 2014 - Gibraltor - the Barbary Apes

I took over 600 pictures on the first day in Gibraltar. I'm sure the vast majority of those are the apes, followed by pictures looking out over the blue of the Mediterranean - so narrowing the ape pictures down to 20 was a chore. I'll start out by saying there were warnings everywhere not to feed or get close to the apes. They will bite. Also, they want anything you have as far as food so tourists are warned not to carry any food down the rock. There were many apes at each of the snack shops on the way down and there was a feeding station...

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May 16, 2014 - Gibraltar #1

I had a much easier trip here than I had anticipated. It was a fairly complicated series of transfers but all went easily. I love it when things work as planned! I did have a little trouble with my train ticket taker from Granada to Algecerias. I had bought Eurailpasses from AAA - a 30 day allowing 7 days of travel in France and a 30 day allowing 7 days of travel in Spain. This particular train route required reserved seats so I had that for this trip, too. As part of the Eurailpass you have to enter the day of the trip BEFORE you get on...

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