|North facing point of the Rock of Gibraltor|
It was eerie driving west on the Costa del Sol and then all at once instead of the Mediterranean sea you see this huge mountain sticking out of the water. It was great.Arrived about 1:15 pm and decided to have lunch at the base before taking the cable car/gondola to the top. The little restaurant in the parking area is really good and takes reservations. A local family had reserved their Sunday meal there and arrived just as we were finishing. I had spaghetti vongole, a favorite and it was very good. A less is more version. Lots of garlic, tons of butter clams in a tomato sauce with a basil pesto, but very little tomato sauce, just some olive oil. It was very good. Sandra had a chicken caesar salad she said was very good as well.
Then we were hit upon by the taxi drivers there who want to drive you to the top and do a tour for you. Our waiter warned us about them and instead we took the up portion of the cable car, and would enjoy the walk down. 7.5 pounds each.
The monkeys on Gibraltor are a bit of an oddity. They were likely imports during Morrish times, and were sustained during British Colonial days. During WWII Churchill vowed that as long as there were apes on Gibraltor Britain would be there. During WWII they dwindled in number and Churchill actually snuck more in to keep his troops motivated.
The view is fantastic from up there as you look over the Bay of Algecerias. If you think this sounds Arabic it is, as this is the ferry terminus for the ferry to Morroco. Tomorrow we step into a totally different culture, so we'll see how it goes.
|2 wheels together for 39 years|
So this will be our last post of 10 days or so. We don't expect to find easy internet access while in Morocco ( another paradigm), and we will be doing quite of a bit of travel each day, but I gotta get to the Sahara desert, so we'll next check in around June 15 or so.
And we will learn more about some new paradigms.