Gibraltar
Site of Montagu Basin

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  • Day19

    Other hitchhikers and moving to the camp

    December 8, 2019 in Gibraltar ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    On the second day i wanted to look for another accommodation. So i went to the campsite outside of the city and asked there for a place to stay. The problem was that i only had a hammock with a tarp and no tent. The campsite only accept people with a tent and didn't let me stay. I decided to go back to the hostel and continue my search at the marina. At the marina in La Línea i met the first other boat hitchhiker. His name is Przemek and he is from Poland. He told me that there are about 10 other hitchhikers looking for a boat to the canaries and they have a small camp outside of the city. In the afternoon i met the others from the camp and decided to join them on the next day. The days at the marine i spent with talking to the people at the peers and looking for new boats arriving. The people at the marina are really open and friendly and i had some great conversations.
    In the camp with the other hitchhikers were also a very nice atmosphere and all of them were really sympathic. We dumpster dived our food, cooked together and had a nice time. With the time we were about 13 or more hitchhikers at the marina and most of them stayed in the camp. What i really appreciated, that there weren't any fights between hitchhikers and everybody was happy for the others. Although, there haven't been much boats going to the canaries.
    The time in La Línea passed by so fast. I stayed there for nearly one week and nevertheless, it felt like only few days.
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  • Day8

    British Gibraltar

    April 10, 2019 in Gibraltar ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    Heute waren wir im britischen Städtchen Gibraltar an der spanischen Küste. Ich wollte eigentlich auf den Ape Rock hoch aber die Schlange an der Seilbahn war soo lang, dass ich das in meiner freien Zeit nicht geschafft hätte. Ich war dann im botanischen Garten und einem Wildlife Center und habe mir die Stadt angeschaut. Als Trost habe ich mir dann ein neues Pandora’s Charm mit einer Kompassnadel gekauft, symbolisch für meine Schiffs-Abenteuer. Die Kombi von britischem und spanischem Flair in der Stadt ist gewöhnungsbedürftig aber witzig. Auf jeden Fall ein Must See!Read more

  • Day7

    Gibralta, Spain

    July 22, 2019 in Gibraltar ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    We could feel the ship docking this morning at about 6am. Can't really feel ocean movement at night but we can feel slight motor vibrations.

    Walked into the town which took about 25 minutes. Very quaint. Cobblestoned and very British influenced. Interesting place. Cool that everything is dutyfree so I got my new fav perfume for almost NZD50 cheaper! Yeah. Robin got a pair of white shorts - very Europeans 😉

    We had a tour booked for 1.30pm but we missed it. We were going to see the monkeys and look through some WW2 caves. We were soo disappointed. It wasn't entirely our fault. We went to the meet up point 15 mins early, but there were just a bunch of guys smoking; no tour signs. So we moved on a bit, waited, nothing, back to ship, nothing, back to pick up point 5mins late, he was gone! Phoned the tour company and they credited us. Learned to just trust our gut and stay put.

    Oh, well, more pool time.

    Dinner in the set dining room hearing about everyone's Gibralta experiences.
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  • Day47

    Gibraltar, Gibraltar

    October 16, 2017 in Gibraltar ⋅ 🌙 20 °C

    Had an interesting day today. Most of the team had mandatory ethics training in the morning. Which was “interesting”. Then Andy (Photographer) and I quickly grabbed some brunch and went to our cabins to get changed to do some much needed shopping. Before we left I was telling her how Jackson (the boyfriend) is going to be in Gibraltar tomorrow and she had a brilliant idea. She said I should leave something in Gibraltar for him. So being all excited I ran back into my cabin and came back out with a note. Locking myself out of my cabin. My cabin key is also my id for getting on and off the ship so I had to deal with it. After waiting for almost 45 minutes I finally got let into my cabin. Quickly grabbed my card and ran to Morrison’s for some groceries. Where Andy was waiting for me. It was a very early sail today (2pm) and with training and then locking myself out I only had about half an hour to shop for some groceries. On the way back to the ship I found the perfect place to hide the note for Jackson. I took some picture clues to help him find it. Which I’ve sent him. He’s very excited because he doesn’t know what he’ll find. I just told him I left him something.Read more

  • Day3

    Gibraltar

    September 23, 2016 in Gibraltar ⋅ 🌙 18 °C

    I've been to Gibraltar 🇬🇮 many many times and I love the place, but this time I decided to give the old town a miss.
    On the walk along North Mole Rd, which takes you from the ship right in to the old town, I turned right at the first traffic island, that's the one with the statue commemorating the evacuation of the civilian population of the rock in WWII.
    There is nothing of any historical interest down there, but it was nice to get away from the tourist magnet of the old town.
    It is basically just a residential area, where I passed, the local Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall, and the local swimming pool, this as well as the indoor pool, has two outdoor pools fed directly from the sea.
    Further along the road is the very British Morrisons supermarket along with the obligatory McDonald's.
    Next came St Bernard's hospital which looks very new and modern.
    Finally I came across a lovely little park with views of the cruise ship and part of the port, quite an industrial view but nice all the same.
    On the way back to the ship I crossed over to the other side of North Mole Rd, to another residential area which overlooks the other side of the harbour and the end of the airport runway.
    It was quite exciting to see the planes takeoff, but it must be very noisy for the residents.
    So that was about it for my stroll around this part of Gibraltar, it did make a nice change from the old town, and was interesting in its own way.
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