Gibraltar Botanic Gardens

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  • Day113


    September 12, 2019 in Gibraltar ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    I was cincidering to do a 3 day kitesurfing course, but - what is really really rare in Tarifa-there was not much wind. So I went first to the most southern point of Europe (I guess) and then continued to Gibraltar. As I was not keen on customs and letting my car checked, I preferred taking my bicycle.Read more

  • Day198

    The Rock

    October 30, 2017 in Gibraltar ⋅ 🌙 18 °C

    Spent today with an old friend from Guernsey, Dave Bruce, and he have us a personalised guided walking tour of the Rock. We walked to the Moorish castle, Siege tunnels, Windsor bridge, Jews gate, Mediterranean steps, and St Michaels Cave. It was a great way to see the island and to learn a lot more about it as well as working up a decent sweat climbing the steps. We are now planning on riding the cable car to the top tomorrow and visiting the cave and tunnels on the way back down. Here are pictures of the stunning views and of the famous monkeys. Will hopefully get some more photos to show you. We took a cycle ride around the edgeish yesterday, I say ish because in some cases you are actually in the Rock rather than on the edge as you have to pass through three different tunnels, we passed some of the less touristy sites as well including the crematorium tip and the scrapyard. A lot of the current Rock is actually reclaimed land you might be able to see the old walls in some of the pictures and anything outside of these is on reclaimed land. Most of the lowlying land to the North and West is reclaimed only the old docks used to be there.Read more

  • Day199

    More Rock

    October 31, 2017 in Gibraltar ⋅ 🌙 19 °C

    So today after buying some new batteries for the boat, and I'm not talking Duracell, we were tourists and took the cable car up the Rock then visited O'Haras battery, St Michaels Cave, Siege tunnels, Siege museum and Moorish castle before john had to have a Guinness and we wondered back to the boat. So here are some more photos both of the views and the monkeysRead more

  • Day196


    October 28, 2017 in Gibraltar ⋅ 🌙 18 °C

    So we are now on the Rock, after leaving Rota we travelled 40 miles to Barbate for the night then 40 miles to Gibraltar on both days it started well then the wind picked up and was on the nose, but good news I wasn't actually ill although I did feel a bit rough. The scenery travelling from Barbate to Gibraltar was more interesting than it's been for a while, there are hills now it's been fairly flat since Albufeira, and we could be much closer in as no longer shoals within 2 miles of the shore. This is the first time we have had to moor up Mediterranean style and it was a lot less painful than we expected even going in stern too, we didn't hit anything which surprised us, but getting a new bow thruster should make this manoeuvre easier. We have had a quick wander around Main Street and saw an M&S, Debenhams, Mothercare and Morrisons as well as some typical pub names The Rock Arms, O'Reillys etc. We will be proper tourists tomorrow but don't worry we will be careful of the monkeys.

    Photo 1 is just the scenery/coast between Barbate and Gibraltar
    Photo 2 shows the Atlas Mountains poking their head above the clouds just off the bow of the boat
    Photo 3 is of the lighthouse on Tarifa a place that we have read has the highest suicide rate in Europe and apparently 360 out of 365 days of high winds, it was certainly blowing when we went past, the African coast was only about 8 miles away.
    Photo 4 is of scenery and what looked to us like a Martello tower.
    Photo 5 is of a tanker and the African coast
    Photo 6 is the Rock not the best angle but while we were coming across the bay it was covered in cloud and didn't clear until we had fueled up at a cost of 45.9 pence a litre, John was pleased with that price.
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  • Day3

    The Rock Hotel III

    June 6, 2017 in Gibraltar ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Das Gästebuch kann sich auch sehen lassen. Von Winston Churchill über Prince Charles bis hin zu Henry Cavill haben hier schon sehr viele Promis genächtigt.

    Wir haben dann beschlossen, noch einmal kurz in die Stadt zu gehen und einen Kiosk zu suchen. Es ging schon auf 19 Uhr zu und wenigstens Getränke wollten wir noch Holen.Read more

  • Day3

    Stadtspaziergang I

    June 6, 2017 in Gibraltar ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Der Berg hinunter zur Stadt war wirklich heftig. Mir graute es schon davor, dort wieder hochzugehen.

    Gibraltar (englisch [dʒɨˈbɹɒltə], spanisch [xiβɾalˈtaɾ]) ist ein britisches Überseegebiet an der Südspitze der Iberischen Halbinsel. Es steht seit 1704 unter der Souveränität des Vereinigten Königreichs und wurde 1713 von Spanien offiziell im Frieden von Utrecht abgetreten, jedoch seitdem von Spanien beansprucht.

    Gibraltar ist eine Halbinsel, die die Bucht von Algeciras östlich begrenzt, und liegt an der Nordseite der Meerenge Straße von Gibraltar, an der Europa und Afrika sich am nächsten sind. Das Territorium umfasst eine Landfläche von 6,5 km2, wobei die Grenze zwischen Gibraltar und Spanien nur 1,2 Kilometer lang ist. Auf der spanischen Seite der Grenze liegt die Stadt La Línea de la Concepción. Die von Gibraltar beanspruchte Meeresfläche reicht bis zu drei Seemeilen vor die Küste.
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  • Day3


    June 6, 2017 in Gibraltar ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Nach unserer kleinen Stadtrunde sind wir kurz zurück ins Hotel.

    Da es noch so unglaublich warm und schön war haben wir beschlossen, die Erkundung in die andere Richtung fortzusetzen und vielleicht noch einen Strand zu finden.

    Der eigentliche Badestrand befand sich auf der anderen Seite der Halbinsel, aber auf dem Inselplan, den wir von der Hotelrezeption bekommen hatten, stand etwas von Beach und es waren Sonnenschirme zu sehen.

    Also Handtuch geschnappt uns los gehts!
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  • Day3


    June 6, 2017 in Gibraltar ⋅ 🌙 22 °C

    Im Hotel haben wir dann noch bis etwa 01:00 Uhr auf dem Balkon gesessen.

    Schatz ist dann irgendwann aufgefallen, dass er sein Tablet nicht findet. Seine letzte Erinnerung war, dass er es im Flugzeug hatte...oje!

    Ich habe dann erst einmal gegoogelt was man machen soll und wir haben beschlossen, am nächsten Tag mal zum Flughafen zu gehen und einfach nachzufragen.

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  • Day4

    Gibraltar am Morgen

    June 7, 2017 in Gibraltar ⋅ 🌫 18 °C

    Gegen 9 Uhr sind wir aufgestanden.

    Ich bin dann erst einmal auf den Balkon gegangen und stellte fest, Gibraltar war unter Wolken. Das sah schon irre aus. So langsam verzog es sich dann aber.

    Heute stand um 12:30 Uhr eine Delphintour auf dem Programm. Vorher wollten wir gemütlich einmal durch die Innenstadt schlendern.Read more

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