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Jerez de La Frontera

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Well I'm a day or so behind on the blog... Sorry all - too busy having a good time :P

We left Granada on Tuesday (it's Thursday morning here now) and drove to Jerez de la Frontera.

On the way, we detoured into Gibraltar, which is basically a pretty impressive rock. Gibraltar is still British (including a currency change from Euros to Pounds), so to get into Gibraltar, you drive through customs and passport checks. We made the guy's day by being Aussie and Kiwi and he was delighted to give me stick about the Ashes... although admitted that the situation was likely to be temporary. ;P

While there isn't much at Gibraltar - here are some pics, including a view across the straight to Africa.

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A little further on our travels we stopped so Steve could climb up some rocks (I swear he's part mountain-goat. I am not.). Here is his photo of Africa. A little closer than Gibraltar.

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Anyway - we made our way to Jerez de la Frontera. It's a groovy hillside town - white walls on all the buildings intermingled with old Roman walls and fortifications. The views across the valley are pretty spectacular too.

Yesterday, after walking around the town in the morning, we headed down to the coast (which is only 30 minutes away). Nice to be by the ocean again. After deciding that it would be our only opportunity to swim in the Atlantic, we looked around for a sheltered beach (it's quite a windy coastline) and after finding one, went for a swim. I would like to point out that most of the beaches here appear to be "clothing optional" which was entertaining. As Steve said "there were a lot of dudes on the dancefloor".

Anyway - I've left the camera in the car, so I'll have to add some pics later.

  • **UPDATE*** PICS AS PROMISED!!!

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Posted by LindsayandSteve 09:05 Archived in Spain

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