Saturday, May 14, 2011

Gibraltar



We took a strenuous walk along the top of British  Gibraltar this morning, and then down into some caverns and back up to the tunnels that were built to repulse the Spanish and French in the late 1800’s.  

This piece of rock has been fought over numerous times and Britain and Spain still have bad feelings about it.  My advice is to get over it.  It is 2011.

The road connecting British and Spanish Gibraltar was reopened in 1985.  It is one of only two roads in the world that bisect an active runway.  They close the road so airliners can land and take off.  Interesting to watch.
The Barbary Apes in Gibraltar are a big deal.  They are not to be trifled with and their only fear is snakes.  So our guide had some rubber snakes, which she waved at them and they behaved.



We head for Cadiz, Spain and a day in Seville on Sunday.  I noticed that a bunch of my blogs from earlier in the week disappeared.  I don’t know why.

4 comments:

Vicki said...

nice pictures. I always have wanted to go there. Blogger shut down this week over issues of lost blog pages, they said they will recover them...hmmm.

Anonymous said...

Blogger went down and erased some entries on all blogs. They indicated they would come back on.

Bubba Muntzer said...

Spectacular!

I love the shot of the airplane coming in.

Say, you didn't happen to see Gov. Martinez' fleet of taxpayer funded airplanes fly past on their way to the Costa del Sol to scout out locations for a film about New Mexico?

http://story.albuquerqueexpress.com/index.php/ct/9/cid/2fc3b2cae8166470/id/45384509/

My source, a mechanic in the sanitation department, says now she is really, really, for sure, absolutely going to sell the planes, and get a fleet of Vespa motor scooters.

Anonymous said...

Jim - Blogger apparently had an outage that wiped out 1 or 2 days of postings on all their hosted sites. You should be able to repost though.