After leaving the Balearic Islands, we crossed to the mainland and went
a lagoon (12 miles, north to south) through this opening bridge.
One of the holiday villages on the shores of the lagoon. We had a
nice English breakfast at a cafe
run by a couple from Londonderry, Ireland!
Original fisherman cottages
Moving down the Spanish coast on our way to Gibraltar. There was still some
snow on the Sierra Nevada.
The Costa del Sol...very Gold Coast.
While in Gibraltar we hired a car and drove first to Jerez to taste sherry
and see the Andalucian dancing horses.
This is the grounds of the riding school.
Originally this was a royal palace.....
...which was designed by the same architect who desiged the Paris Opera
House and the Casino in Monte Carlo.
The indoor arena where they hold the show.
It was interesting to see the horses being trained.
Practise makes perfect...
Inside the hall - unfortunately no photos allowed during the fabulous horse
After Jerez, we went to Cadiz to see flamenco dancing. This column is
in remembrance of the
first Spanish Constitution, enacted in 1812.
A plaza in Cadiz, everyone out enjoying the cool of the evening, strolling,
...enjoying a drink or.....
Decorations on the buildings....
...and on the doors.
Warming up for the show. This guitarist was amazing.
Two female and one male dancer put on....
a one and a half hour show...
....while we ate tapas and drank sangria and sherry.
A very dramatic, passionate and LOUD show which we really enjoyed.
We left at midnight and went back to our hotel. In the morning we
drove back to Gibraltar to
prepare for our departure for Rabat, Morocco.