The Straits of Gibraltar

“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” ~ Maya Angelou

The last place on our Andalusian road trip was to Gibraltar.  I had always wanted to catch a glimpse of Africa and knowing I could see it from afar, it was worth the drive. The rain had still not let up from our disastrous visit to the Costa del Sol. But the drive was absolutely beautiful.

I have very few pictures to share. Again this was way before my blogging days and the miraculous invention of the digital camera.  But I feel these pictures give you a glimpse of how mystical and fascinating this place really is. The crossroads between Europe and Africa….

The Rock of Gibraltar.

Looking longingly at Morocco off in the distance.

Plane taking off to some destination.

And of course….the monkeys!

Stay tuned…we are headed up to the North Shore of Minnesota on Lake Superior, one of the Great Lakes. I can hardly wait! I will probably be off line for the next few days but there will be loads of great pictures and stories coming up!!!


  1. OMG–such stunning shots! You may not have many of them, but what you DO have are incredible. Can’t tell you how much I enjoyed them! Hope you are enjoying your day with Max out of school.

  2. Timely post – I was on a plane recently and watched a special on Southern Spain and Morocco including the Rock of Gibraltar. Despite living in Spain for a year I never made it that far south. Have a great trip to the Lakes.

    • Thanks! Where were you headed? I know you travel a lot in China but were you going to Europe? I would love to go back and take the ferry over to Morocco. Some day!

      • That plane ride was from the US back to China – I watched quite a bit of TV – when you have 14 hours even after sleeping for 7 there is a lot of time to kill! I haven’t been to Europe since 2009 – maybe this year later!

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