The airplane landing strip right at the base of “the rock” is precariously positioned and thus gives one an exciting landing experience. We’ve arrived, and are sitting at the opening of the Mediterranean. The rock of Gibraltar is just as impressive as it was the last time. The levante cloud hangs over one side casting its constant shadow. This is technically a British territory but there are mostly Spanish and Arabic people inhabiting the small city. Being that the city is truly sitting on a rock, water is hard to come by and foods need to be imported. There are catchments on the rock to collect water and salt water is used when possible. Plumbing is done with salt water as well as the swimming pool.