I’ve a couple of trips to tell you about this month. My February began in the delightful Andalucían town of Vejer de la Frontera, on the Costa de la Luz, where I was a guest at Annie B’s Spanish Kitchen. Annie not only showed me around her home-town, where we feasted on delicious tapas, but she also took me to the fish market at the nearby town of Barbate, where we bought the delicious fresh ingredients we would use for our cooking weekend.
I’ll be telling you all about Annie B’s fabulous Spanish kitchen in a separate post, later in the month.
My second trip was somewhere that many British expats take regular visits to.
Just three hours along the coast, it’s a popular outing to stock up on British goods and groceries we can’t always get hold of in Spain. You know how we English love our cups of tea, so a trip to British supermarket, Morrison’s, can be a bit of a treat.
I’ve been to Gibraltar many times before, but I’ve always driven through the border on previous occasions. This time, I was on a coach rather than in a private car, and as there was a bit of a queue of vehicles, some of us decided to hop-off the coach and walk across into Gibraltar.
No sooner have you crossed into the British Overseas Territory, you are faced with the following sign:
Because Gibraltar is so small (just over 6.5 square kilometres), and within that area is the famous 426m high Rock, space is at a premium. This means that the peninsula’s runway is bisected by its busiest road, Winston Churchill Avenue. Each time an aircraft wants to land or depart, barriers come down to prevent motor vehicles from crossing the airfield.
As you can imagine, it causes quite a spectacle …. and a queue!
So there you have it – my contribution to the One Trip EVERY Month Challenge this month is two for the price of one!
If you’d like to join me, here’s how:
- Each month, visit somewhere and then write about your trip or describe it using photographs – whichever suits you best.
- Don´t forget to title and tag your entry ’One Trip EVERY Month Challenge’, and link back to this page.
- Display the Challenge logo on your post or in your sidebar.
- HAVE FUN!