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  • Day78

    Mediterranean Steps

    October 22, 2019 in Gibraltar ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Oh wie schön: Heute konnte ich den anstrengendsten Ausflug begleiten, den es diese Reise zu bieten gibt. Die Mediterranean Steps in Gibraltar. Das heißt am Fuße des Berges ging es einen "idyllischen" Pfad an der Ostseite des Naturreservats Upper Rock eigentlich permanent steil bergauf. Ok, der Ausblick war dann ganz nett aber mit der Seilbahn, mit der wir am Ende wieder ins Tal gekommen sind, hätte man auch durchaus hochfahren können um dem schweißtreibenden Anstieg zu entgehen. Aber das wäre ja zu einfach gewesen. 😉
    Von oben wurde einem nochmals die strategische Bedeutung des Landes bewusst. Von hier oben sieht man schließlich 2 Kontinente (Europa, Afrika), 2 Weltmeere (Mittelmeer, Atlantik) und drei Länder (Gibraltar, Spanien und Marokko) auf einen Blick.
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  • Day60

    Die Äffchen von Gibraltar

    October 4, 2019 in Gibraltar ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Die berühmten Berberaffen dürfen natürlich auch nicht fehlen.
    Eine Legende besagt übrigens, dass die britische Herrschaft in Gibraltar beendet sei, sobald der letzte Affe den Felsen verlassen hätte.

  • Day3

    Rock of Gibraltar

    September 1, 2019 in Gibraltar ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Heute sind wir auf den Rock of Gibraltar gewandert.. eine sehr schöne Tour über die mediterranen Treppenstufen, aber auch sehr anstrengend.😅🥾🧢

    Den Weg hinunter haben wir uns alle möglichen Verteidigungsanlagen angesehen.⛰⚔️

    Natürlich auch den Affen 🐵 begegnet und die Aussicht, bis nach Marokko, genossen ⛅️
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  • Day7

    Gibraltar - On top of the Rock

    June 11, 2018 in Gibraltar ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    After our airport experience we walked through the city and up the rock. There we found a suspension bridge, monkeys and really great views to Africa. After our walk we enjoyed a great Fish and chips snack in downtown Gibraltar before we went back to Spain. All in all a great day!

    Nach unsere Flughafen Erfahrung sind wir durch die Innenstadt und auf den Felsen gewandert. Von dort hatten wir einen super Blick auf Gibraltar, Afrika und die spanische Küste, haben Affen gesehen und eine Hängebrücke überquert. Nach der Wanderung gab es dann noch eine Portion Fish & Chips bevor es zurück nach Spanien ging. Zusammenfassend: Ein super Tag mit ein bisschen Sonnenbrand!
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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

  • Day20

    Einmal England bitte - Gibraltar

    August 29 in Gibraltar ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Da Gibraltar als britisches Überseegebiet zählt, mussten wir am Grenzübergang das erste Mal unsere Pässe zeigen. Gibraltar an sich ist schön anzusehen und einen Tagesausflug wert. 🇬🇮

  • 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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