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The Wild Frontier

06 June 2014
Andrew
The border or “frontier” as it is referred to is a crazy place. As well as the airport runway there are the two sets of border controls which have been the subject of much frustration recently. The latest tactic from the Spanish is to descend at rush hour and slow down the flow of pedestrians, cars scooters and bikes. This is causing enormous frustration, delays of hours in the heat, but palls to insignificance as you absorb the history focused on this spot over centuries.

Despite the popular opinion that it’s just the Spanish being awkward, you have to appreciate that having an “open” border within the EU with a tax free territory has its problems. Thousands of Spanish work in Gibraltar and go over daily. Many just seem to go over and fill their bags and every other pocket with cigarettes. Car fuel £1Ltr, Grouse whisky £6.50Ltr! We took Malibu over to Gibraltar to top her tank - 420ltrs at 0.67ppl saving over £300 on the normal price of fuel.. Wild!
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Vessel Name: Malibu
Vessel Make/Model: Oyster 406
Hailing Port: Troon
Crew: Andrew and Yvonne
About: Andrew and Yvonne have upped sticks and left Scotland in their floating home heading South plan flexible!
Extra: The purpose of our blog is primarily to keep family and friends informed of our whereabouts and activities. You can see our last reported position on "Maps" plotted on google earth.
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Who: Andrew and Yvonne
Port: Troon