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Christmas in Andalusia, Day 4

Christmas Day ! 

Christmas over here doesn’t seem to be such a big affair as it is in the uk..more like a bank holiday..the petrol stations are open, bars &  restaurants and some shops too, yes, not as busy as normal but nothing like the food fest we seem to have back home..anyway, breakfast done and it was off to meet Chris from Andalucia.com we’ve been communicating via Twitter for a while and he suggested meeting up Christmas morning while his good lady was in church..meeting at Ke bar in Sotogrande Marina, very nice..enjoyable hour or so spent chatting and eating tapas…thanks Chris.. 

Me at Sotogrande Marina
 
Back on the bike I carried on to Gibraltar…I had been warned of the hassles getting on and off the rock..it wasn’t too bad, a quick show of my passport and it was all done..funny place Gibraltar, you drive on the wrong side of the road but everything’s British..traffic lights, post boxes…odd having to drive across a runway to get into the place too..wacky road system too, definitely not built for cars ! 

Gibraltar
  
Gibraltar and its roads
 
It was a bit overcast just on Gibraltar but soon as I got off and headed back up the coast that soon cleared and the sun was out once more..took a few more pics on the way back…

 

just stuff
  
more stuff
 
When I got back to the hotel I was even allowed to operate the bike lift by myself too.. 

bike lift

The route I took today…

 

Christmas Day Route

And on a personal note, I’d like to thank everyone for their Christmas and personal messages today, it means a lot. Hope you all had a great Christmas…Andalucian tour next 🙂