When the cloud descends in summer it makes most places so humid that it feels like you are in a peninsular sized sauna. In the winter it brings with it a massive chill. Yesterday it cooled the air around the runway and Winston Churchill Avenue, but down in the South District it just felt stifling. So I escaped the house and went for coffee and a snoop around the shops in La Linea with a pal. I took my camera so I could finally capture the Levante up close!
View of the Cloud from South Barrack Mews
A serious zoom effort of trying to see the Kings Wharf buildings. Still from South Barrack Mews.
View of the docks. You can just make out the crane!
Looking up the Rock from South Barrack Road. The cloud clings to the Rock and slides over it like water. (I know that technically cloud is water vapour, but the movement is really something to watch!)
Another view of looking up the Rock, along Europa Road.
Looking down from the old Casino site. Normally from here you can see across to Morocco, across the Bay of Gibraltar to Spain.
View from Ocean Heights. From this point you can see into Irish Town, up the Rock etc. Nothing doing today!
View of the first peak, from Casemates Square. Everything is shrouded in cloud!
This picture was taken from La Linea. The cloud had crossed the runway and was in La Linea. At that point, we couldn’t actually see the Rock at all. Normally it dominates the view. It was most odd!
This is from the runway. As you can see the cloud is thick and you can only just make out the Rock. I don’t know if it interfered with the planes entirely, as I did see an Easy Jet plane with passengers disembarking. (The RAF planes didn’t fly yesterday, I did see one of their helicopters whizzing about.)