The Rock, and a little bit of UK
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March 31st, 2010 – by: portia
It was sunny, but windy, a nice day. We took the bus #3 which goes the length of Gibraltar to the end, Europa Point. We start with a wait to cross the airstrip. This is a unique experience of a road crossing the runway of an airport, and the cars had to wait when airplanes land or take off! The airport was the only way in and out of Gibraltar when Spain and Britain feuded over the ownership of the Rock, and Spain closed the border. We had barely a glimpse of the Moorish castle which had been here over a thousand years. You had to look fast, since it is a short trip! Along the way, there were war memorials, the one main street of Gibraltar, we saw the cable car station and next to it the botanical garden, then out of town there were some really nice houses, and then at the end, was the King Fahd Mosque, and the lighthouse at Europa Point. We got off the bus at the end and walked around to admire the view of the coast, Africa, and the light house. Then we took the bus back to the cable station, and went up to the summit of the rock. There is a view terrace on top, with great view in all directions (from various levels of the terrace). It was very windy on top! And we also walked to see the monkeys and the ruins of some old fort. We did not hike down the summit, which would have taken too much time, and we were heading to Granada for the night!
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