Friday, April 28, 2017

Woke up in Spain this morning



Yesterday afternoon we left Rabat to spend a few days in Seville, Spain.

This involves about a three hour drive to Tangier on the Straights of Gibraltar.

Houses crawling up the side of a hill


The boy (not really a boy, but I'm his mother and he'll always be a boy to me) had a short meeting, which gave us a chance to walk around town a bit.


The train station
McDo. Love the Moroccan design



 Meeting over, we drove to the port to board the ferry to Tarifa, Spain. Note:  Tarifa is where the word tariff comes from.


Ferry coming in to port


I also wanted to take a picture of the huge rig that scans the cars and contents--minus people.  Think airport scanner big enough to scan a line of 5 or 6 cars, including busses.  However, the very nice security guy told me that wasn't allowed.  No argument from this girl.

I opted for a view of the harbor.

The medina of Tangier

Then we boarded and were off. (Caution:  this is noisy.  And don't fall overboard!)


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The trip across the Straights only takes about half an hour.  Plenty of time to eat a snack and take pictures.  It also makes for a nice break from driving.

One of the Pillars of Hercules.
The other is the Rock of Gibraltar
It was early evening and hazy so the pictures aren't as clear as on a sunny day, but the Pillar is the highest peak.  Below, Europe is barely visible on the left between the boat and K's head


Girlz framed by two continents.
Europe is on the left and Africa on the right.

Then, back in the car for a couple hour drive to Seville.  By then, it was getting dark.  There are miles of windmills along the mountains rimming the coast of Spain.  In the distance, the small (relatively speaking) blinking warning lights looked like fireflies.  Reminded me of summer nights in Maine and fireflies dancing in the tall grass in the field.  Sometimes Dad would catch one for me and put it in a jar beside my bed.

AdiĆ³s for now.


4 comments:

  1. Wonderful post. I love seeing how people make that trip across the strait. Great photos, and the girlz are adorable. Such hair!

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  2. I'm loving these pictures - keep them coming. And enjoy Seville!

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  3. WOW - I did this trip as a kid (6th grade). We toured Spain for 2 weeks, including Seville and then Rock of Gibraltar, then Algiers, then back and on to Portugal, before heading to NYC on the Queen Elizabeth or Queen Mary - can't remember which!!!! Would love to go back someday and see as an adult - but instead, I will probably see it all through your eyes. Thanks for sharing, Judi!

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  4. Very nice! I went to France and Spain for a high school trip. I'd love to go back to Spain! - Laurie

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