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Although Gibraltar’s economy is based on finances, services and tourism, the harbour still plays an important role. As Gibraltar is located on one of the world’s most important ship routes, harbour and dockyards are frequently in use. For those who like to watch ships, just take a stroll along the harbour. Of course, not all areas are accesible to the public, but around Queensway or the General Hospital, there are some spots for great views. For those who like ships, but don’t care about visiting the harbour, it is possible to see ships in and outside of the harbour from almost every higher located point in Gibraltar.
Docks & Dry Docks - Remnants Of British Naval Pow
We all know of the importance of Gibraltar as a naval port controlling entry to Mediterrean Ocean waters over the centuries. Since the second World War the importance of Gibraltar has diminished and one wonders why the British resist approaches from Spain for the return of Gibraltar to Spanish rule.
The old drydocks and other port facilities remain to act as a reminder to all visitors to the huge naval presence that dominate life over the centuries.
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Algeciras Bay or Bay of Gibraltar is at the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula and flows into the Mediterranean Sea and the Strait of Gibraltar. Over the last 3,000 years, the bay which is around 10kms long has used by merchant ships trading in this area. The width between the shores of Gibraltar and Spain is around 8kms.
Check out Ocean Village
Ocean Village is a new complex which incorporates top class apartments, restaurants, bars, a casino and shops. I have not been back to Gib since it was completed at the beginning of 2009, but I will be going there in a few weeks time, so I will definitely let you all know what this place has to offer!
In the meantime however, have a look at this website for an idea of the area.
There are 3 marinas Marina Bay, Sheppard's Marina and Queensway Quay. You have alot of water sports here like sailing, yachting and diving. You will also find fine sea front restaurants.
This is a must if you love water sports.
- Food and Dining
- Sailing and Boating
- Water Sports
This leisure development was built in 2009 and is a short walk from Casemates Square. It's full of bars, restaurants and shops, which to me seemed quite pricey.
Another picture from high up,...
Another picture from high up, showing part of the harbour. The harbour itself is about 178 hectares - thats 440 good old English acres!
Here am I on the top of the...
Here am I on the top of the Rock, And you can see down under our ship on the shore.
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