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Front of the observatory

Decided, all very last minute, to have a long weekend out in Gibraltar. Well i couldn’t pass a year without visiting. I guess it has a special place in my heart, one of the reasons being that itwas the first place i ever visited after getting my passport in 2005. Visited twice in 2006, had 7 weeks there in 2007 so why should 2008 miss out.

The garden at Jews Gate Bird Obs – 2 nets in here

Arrived at the obs early evening to be greeted by my lovely other half, Ian, who just so happens to be the ringer in charge there during the Spring months. Another good reason to be visiting! He had beer in the frige waiting for me and a home-cooked meal with wine. Perfect!


The ringing room

Arriving at the obs always feels like coming home to me. And i had to sit out on the balcony, cool beer in hand and take in the views. A bit sad to see the monstrosity apartment block that is being built and ruining the view from the obs though. Maybe it won’t seem so bad when the crane is gone. Feel sorry for the people who will live there though as one of the busiest tourist spots in Gibraltar (The Pillar of Hercules) looks directly over it.

View from Jews Gate Bird Observatory,
looking over the Strait of Gibraltar towards Morocco, April 2008

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