June 03, 2007 GMT
Gibralter and return 2007

So here we are in Gibralter for 5 days trying to get this elusive tyre.We were there from Sun 20 to Fri 25 May.On Thursday the guy eventually told told us that he was unable to get it from Spain!

We had a great time doing all the tourist sights, a trip out to see the dolphins, loads of retail therapy and up to see the monkeys again , the St michaels Caves and to visit the WWW2 tunnels . There are more roads underground than there are on top !===All made in the war.They were fully organised for a 2 year siege and had 3 hospitals and stores of food. It was an amazing place to visit and only a small part is open to the visitor.

Fri 25 and we were to off to Almira in Spain. The border crossing was a flash of the passport and a wave through.We went up the coastal route and that was great. Very little traffic and wonderful views.
We were just entering Almira and beady eyes on the back spotted a BMW place. Colin did a u turn and they fitted both tyres within 2 hours and were really good. They checked all the electrics and they did not charge for the fitting as they said that the bike had been so far last year and this year it was a credit to BMW workmanship!

We went off to see the place where the Westerns are made and enjoyed a 'shoot out' at the OK Coral== great fun!Then we had a couple of days with some friends we had not seen for ages and that was lovely .

On the road again on Wed 30 May to Requina and then through to Hueska on 31st. the high plains were cold as we have had a 20C temperature drop! Every where in Spain is so lush with , it seems , every inch being cultivated.

Fri 1 June and through the Pyrenees to Auch and this time we did the tunnel first time! The weather was grim, wet and 3C. the mountains certainly looked forbidding.
Picked up a 3 inch nail in the rear tyre and had to go to Limoges BMW who fitted another tyre, as the nail had gone through the side wall and was unretrievable!==== Just our luck. Anyway the main thing was that Colin got us there safely=== and in one piece.

We are now in better climes and taking a leisurely stroll back home. ETA Thursday 7 or Friday 8 June. Total miles so far 4455

Posted by Dee Masters at June 03, 2007 04:47 PM GMT
 


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