I wasn’t planning on going for a walk up the Med Steps this morning, but I’m so glad I did. It was beautiful and I also got the chance to climb up through the clouds again. You may remember I took a similar walk like this just under a year ago… A mini stroll in the mist.
The sun was shining as we set off from the western side of the rock but as we walked around to the eastern side it was a bit cloudy. You could still feel the sunshine beating down through the clouds though.
Looking up the sky immediately above us was so clear and bright!
As we climbed and looked out to sea it became obvious the clouds were actually forming a low blanket which the top of Gibraltar was just poking up out of.
From the summit you could just spy the northern tip poking out above the clouds.
Looking south towards Morocco, the clouds were creeping around from the Mediterranean and into the Strait of Gibraltar.
To the north, on the western side, the airport runway and part of town had been hidden from view as the misty cloud swept around and into the Bay.
We headed back down the Rock after our exertions in the cool shade feeling proud of ourselves for having achieved our goal. Within an hour the two cloudy arms had joined across the Bay and were encircling us in a giant cloudy hug.
I drove into town to find myself severely underdressed (the T shirt was a bad idea!) and shrouded in cloud…. Can you believe these two photos (above and below) were taken just 10 minutes apart?!
I’m pleased to report that the cloud has now burned off and we are basking in bright sunshine and blue skies!
Ahhh that’s better!
How many seasons in one morning?! The weather and the micro climates around the Rock are part of the fun of living here. It’s not just the apes, British Bobbies and red phone boxes that make Gibraltar unique.