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Travel Blogs from Balmaseda
Monday and a new week starts.
Andy is back from holidays and we have a deutsch compliment of two. the similarity is interesting. " Ah so you want to do it zat vey" Zis is not vat i learnt in Lescala. etc Still makes for some good discussions . Also Rob and Jaqueline from Scotland. Full boat. We head off to the Bay for some man overboard sort of stuff and Tommy decides to stay ashore and sort impending divorce things.on our arrival in Alcaidesa he meets us to say he's off ...
... items for sale - what's to like about this place? Oh I know ... I was very impressed with the skills of the pilots landing the planes on that airstrip - now THAT was amazing.
Needless to say, my first impressions of Gibraltar in 2008 wasn't great.
My impressions today ?
Well, we got up late despite the notice from whomever requesting we hand in our passports early. They got handed in around 9am. About 9.45am we headed up ...
The rock itself is awesome and a sight that can be seen from a long way off and when you are up close it is impressive no denying that fact, but the surrounding town and roadways were not so impressive. we thought we would cross the border on foot but could not find anywhere to park that looked safe or was not klm away. the area near the border crossing were, ...
... town at 1.30pm.
Then we caught the bus to the cable car (£1.50 return hopper ticket) and spent a good while up the top taking the photos. It was very windy but lovely and warm.
After that we came back down and took the bus to Europa Point for some more photos and then the bus back to town.
Back to the boat to download the pics.
Thursday 30th August
Concert in the caves
Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky and ...
... Europe and a stone's throw from the North African coast. There is still quite a bit of controversy going on as well as the Spanish and English are still quarreling about which country has rights to this tiny bit of land. Anyhoo, if you're already in Andalusia and looking for a quick and easy day trip, I'd add Gibraltar to your list.
Enjoy the photos below...
Up next: Carnaval in Cádiz!