|Sunrise over Gibraltar
Shame about the spray on the windows!
|Part of the convoy,…. us in the middle|
The check in and embarkation was fairly smooth as was the crossing which took just over an hour. We were treated to a glorious sunrise over Gibraltar as we left the port. We all gathered in a car park just before the Moroccan border, then went in convoy to the crossing point where paperwork was checked. We had been given strict instructions not to give anything to anyone….(paperwork, passports or money) except to Steve, our tour guide. We were inevitably asked over and over again for money “for Mohammed and his poor children,” but we managed to resist. It was somewhat chaotic at the checkpoint and we got split up but eventually our passports were stamped and we could leave the port for the next meeting point 17k away. We had been waved through first, so off we set.
Arrived at the campsite at lunchtime, we didn’t know that Moroccan time is in line with GMT. Had lunch and a briefing about tomorrow and then took the dogs for a run on the beach and a stroll into the town. We withdrew some cash and then visited the markets, some stalls were just being set up (at 4pm). I say “set up” but most stallholders were just randomly throwing “stuff” onto trestle tables which were already piled about a metre high with other “stuff”.