As I mentioned earlier I’m in Southern Spain this week, staying at the moment in Estepona. Yesterday we took a day trip to Gibraltar and Tarifa, the Southern-most point in Europe, only eight miles from Africa. I’ll have a more detailed report later, but just figured I’d share some highlights.
Tarifa was beautiful though cold as heck thanks to the wind. I now understand why it’s the surfing capital of Spain. It was pretty cool to see Africa so close, and ferries constantly going between the two continents.
But the highlight of the day was our trip to Gibraltar, which is a British territory not far from Tarifa and Malaga. It’s not too tough to find thanks to massive Rock of Gibraltar.
But then I remembered the reason I wanted to visit Gibraltar the most. It has one of the coolest airports in the world. The territory is only 2.6 square miles, though despite that has its own airport. They have to get creative given how limited space is, so the main street of the territory actually crosses the runway.
The funny thing is that I didn’t actually connect the dots between Gibraltar and that cool looking airport I had seen so many pictures of until we crossed the runway. As we were crossing it I was rather confused and said “hah, that’s funny, that street almost looks like a runway,” though it didn’t occur to me until I turned my head and saw a 737 that we actually were crossing a runway.
We then took a bus tour up to the Rock of Gibraltar (the cable car was already closed for the day). Now, it’s not often that I post pictures of myself on the blog, though in this instance I couldn’t help but have my picture taken given how beautiful the sunset was.
That being said, when I got back on the bus, the unthinkable happened. The two other people on the tour took the seats with more legroom, leaving me all the way in the back with virtually no legroom. I was sure to express my displeasure with the purser, though it didn’t get me very far, sadly. My friend did snap a picture of my reaction, though:
More to come about Gibraltar in a few weeks with the report!