Fire Cloud...
An irregular marking on the exterior of Native American pottery: usually resulting from burning fuel coming in direct contact with the vessel during firing

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Gibraltar

Two days after the Azores we hit Gibraltar. It's easy to imagine trying to sneak a U-boat in on the incoming tide which must rip though the straight once or twice  a day as the whole Atlantic tries to dump into the Mediterranean.


So why is it that the British get to go to Crimea and steal Russian guns and now Fox News is all bent out of shape about the Russians trying to protect their citizens? Does anyone remember Grenada?


The view from our balcony....great weather on the crossing...easy sleeping...the motion is soothing like being back in the womb...


The rock of Gibraltar...


Evidence of Neanderthal habitation in Gibraltar between 28,000 and 24,000 BC has been discovered at Gorham's Cave, making Gibraltar the last known holdout of the Neanderthals.



Most of the Rock's upper area is covered by a nature reserve which is home to around 230 Barbary Macaques, the famous apes of Gibraltar, although biologists insist that technically the apes are wild monkeys. These are the only wild apes or monkeys found in Europe.


Sunset in the Gibraltar harbour...


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