29 September 2010 | La Linea
To get to Gib you must walk or drive across the runway for the airport which is very weird! The access road closes to enable planes to land and if several want to land or take off around the same time then the delay can be an hour or more and motorists get very heated! Blaring horns and shaking fists. The radio station gives out waiting times in the traffic queues for getting on or off the rock! The road loops round by the marina entrance to give space for the queues and I have seen the queue stretch a mile or more back into La Linea when the airport is busy. Lottery ticket sellers, beggars and street performers ply their trade along the queue but I have never seen any of them strike lucky yet.