Entering Gibraltar on foot saved us some time at the border crossing, but we still had to pause and look both ways. The main road into the British Colony (Winston Churchill Avenue) crosses the Gibraltar Airport runway. This unusual situation makes for an interesting traffic flow, unique signage and some mental adjustments to the conventional notions regarding airport safety.
We heard the revving of a jet engine during our hike down from The Rock and spotted the paused parade of traffic from atop a Moorish tower. Moments later an EasyJet rumbled its way down the runway and across WC Avenue before lifting off over the Strait of Gibraltar and Mediterranean Sea. Once it was airborne, motor and pedestrian traffic resumed.
Just another day on Gibraltar.
That evening when we walked back toward the border crossing into Spain, I stopped. I looked. I listened. Even with a green light to indicate safe passage, my instinct for self preservation demanded that I do a double check.
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