Week 150 of Gibraltar Diary

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Sunday 23rd January 2011

The annual rainfall in Gibraltar is twice that of Manchester. For some reason I have never seen that mentioned before - I had to work it out for myself using advanced mathematics. Remember, you read it here first.

Mind you, an inch of rain falling in an hour is a lot less trouble than half an inch falling as drizzle for a week. But this week we have got Manchester weather. By courtesy of those sneeky spirals of wet air that blow round in a big anticlockwise circle centred on the South of France. Might have known that the French were behind it all.

Monday 24th January 2011

We go to the Timeout Cafe in the rain but this will probably be our last visit. Good food but the Smoking Starers at the bar nursing a pint over several hours have won. Clearly, Timeout prefers the custom of dropouts spending 50p an hour to that of middle class customers spending 15 an hour.

Tuesday 25th January 2011

Well, here we are at Cheers sheltering from the rain - again.

Wednesday 26th January 2011

This is SoHo or maybe Soho or perhaps So Ho - right opposite the Trafalgar cemetery. Nice shop but despite our best efforts we have never found anything to buy yet.

Thursday 27th January 2011

Today we bid farewell to our hire car - in the rain.

Friday 28th January 2011

This is HMS Portland (F79) which is notable for its shiny paint. Noticeably brighter than the Iron Duke ...

... and this is the sun going down ...

... and this is Portland at night. Usually naval ships are pretty black at night but I guess they were having a party or something.

Saturday 29th January 2011

We stayed in all day - because of the rain but dropped in at our local (the Rock Hotel) for a bite to eat.


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