Friday, September 25, 2009

You'll see this on a quiz someday...

When you cross from Algeciras, Spain to Tangier, Morocco, you can look out over the side of the ferry and see England, Spain and Morocco; Europe and Africa; The Atlantic and the Mediterranean - all at once. The sun was just dimming on a perfectly clear horizon as I was setting sail. The lights from both continents were already visible as we left the docks. Views of Gibraltar (an interesting English-controlled peninsula near Algeciras) broke free of the coastline as we left the harbor. Stars enveloped the ocean.

Fast ships can make the crossing in 35 minutes. My clunker took 2 amazing hours. I'm very happy I didn't fly. I can't image a better way to have been introduced to Africa.


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