Gibraltar 1967 -were you there?

#1
I'm reckoning that a few of you blokes might remember something about Gib about that time. The bars. The fights. The mayhem when Hermes sailed back in after six weeks at sea off West Africa, letting loose some very thirsty lads.
I was a barman.
pete
 
#3
Yes indeed I was in Gib over Crimbo and New Year 67/68 on way to the FES. As I recall the place was a mad house, the Hermes as you say was in along with a Yankee carrier back from the Vietnam. There was blood and guts up Main Street. It was a struggle to get a wet. The London Bar, Sugars
And the Nine Tombs was a mass of writhing bodies. It was also the same time of the referendum for Gib with the RN seeing off Smoky Joe. Not to
Forget Irish town.
 
#4
Yea, was there around that time and again in the early 70's. Will be there for a day soon (cruise) for the first time since. Doubt I will recognise much but looking forward to that 'run ashore' :)
 
#5
Yea, was there around that time and again in the early 70's. Will be there for a day soon (cruise) for the first time since. Doubt I will recognise much but looking forward to that 'run ashore' :)
You may see one or two changes! Main Street is pedestrianised and Casemates has been tarted up and has loads of eateries..... well, fish and chips! On the plus side (yeh right!) EVERY shop wil have a poster with the name of YOUR cruise ship, offering special deals! Both ROOKE and The Hole in The Wall have gone this year, sob! Grumpy Monk and Donkey's Flip Flop still there, but more or less UK prices. Woods is £5.25 a litre bottle, Pusser's about £9 a bottle, but then they'll not let you take it back onboard, will they! Have fun and remember it the way it was!
 
#6
You may see one or two changes! Main Street is pedestrianised and Casemates has been tarted up and has loads of eateries..... well, fish and chips! On the plus side (yeh right!) EVERY shop wil have a poster with the name of YOUR cruise ship, offering special deals! Both ROOKE and The Hole in The Wall have gone this year, sob! Grumpy Monk and Donkey's Flip Flop still there, but more or less UK prices. Woods is £5.25 a litre bottle, Pusser's about £9 a bottle, but then they'll not let you take it back onboard, will they! Have fun and remember it the way it was!
Thanks for that! Cruise line we are with allows us to bring a bottle on board as long as it's consumed in your cabin. Reason is that a basic booze package is included in the cost of the cruise for all Passengers. Suppose they surmise that if we are drinking our own glop in our cabins, we ain't drinking theirs at the bar! So will take advantage of a nice bottle of pussers when in Gib! :)
 
#11
@superpom Enjoy your stop-over - I had a cracking day at Gib. on a cruise stop last October: An early start beats some of the queues so we went straight up to that new-fangled (to me, anyway) cable car to the top of the rock for photos & coffee.

Back to earth then a few paces along to the RN & Trafalgar Cemetery for quiet reflection (Namesake, same initial forename, too, interred there 1805) followed by a swift half in the sunshine at the Trafalgar Bar opposite.

Then a slow (two-sticks) bimble along the length of Main Street for the odd Rabbit (plus a Bottle of DF Pusser's & some King Edward Cigars) Rounded off with small eats at Grand Casemates Square, spoiled for choice there.

Under Sailing Orders - So back aboard in good time (& nearly sober, too - A first!!)


Plenty of phots but at around 3 or 4Mb they all seem too large to post here - How to reduce them, anyone, please??
 
#12
The SR's Mess Manager on HMS BLAKE was proceeding ashore with all the funds with which
he was going to purchase food/drink and gizzits for a SR's mess social. Unfortunately he got
sidetracked and lost all the fu**ing money at the tables and wheels in Gibraltar casino.

Busted to LRO(W) for that. Oh how we laughed!
 

janner

MIA
Book Reviewer
#13
@superpom Enjoy your stop-over - I had a cracking day at Gib. on a cruise stop last October: An early start beats some of the queues so we went straight up to that new-fangled (to me, anyway) cable car to the top of the rock for photos & coffee.

Back to earth then a few paces along to the RN & Trafalgar Cemetery for quiet reflection (Namesake, same initial forename, too, interred there 1805) followed by a swift half in the sunshine at the Trafalgar Bar opposite.

Then a slow (two-sticks) bimble along the length of Main Street for the odd Rabbit (plus a Bottle of DF Pusser's & some King Edward Cigars) Rounded off with small eats at Grand Casemates Square, spoiled for choice there.

Under Sailing Orders - So back aboard in good time (& nearly sober, too - A first!!)


Plenty of phots but at around 3 or 4Mb they all seem too large to post here - How to reduce them, anyone, please??
Try this one Bob, I haven't used it but most are fairly easy to sort out. www.picresize.com/
 
#14
@superpom Enjoy your stop-over - I had a cracking day at Gib. on a cruise stop last October: An early start beats some of the queues so we went straight up to that new-fangled (to me, anyway) cable car to the top of the rock for photos & coffee.

Back to earth then a few paces along to the RN & Trafalgar Cemetery for quiet reflection (Namesake, same initial forename, too, interred there 1805) followed by a swift half in the sunshine at the Trafalgar Bar opposite.

Then a slow (two-sticks) bimble along the length of Main Street for the odd Rabbit (plus a Bottle of DF Pusser's & some King Edward Cigars) Rounded off with small eats at Grand Casemates Square, spoiled for choice there.

Under Sailing Orders - So back aboard in good time (& nearly sober, too - A first!!)


Plenty of phots but at around 3 or 4Mb they all seem too large to post here - How to reduce them, anyone, please??
bob try emailing them to yourself, email providers normally reduce the photo size?
 
#17
Try this one Bob, I haven't used it but most are fairly easy to sort out. www.picresize.com/
VMTks - Will try later

bob try emailing them to yourself, email providers normally reduce the photo size?
I use BT internet.com, Sumo, but the pictures remain the same size (and take ages to load as attachments) sometimes more than 3 per email are rejected as being 'too large to handle'.
 
#18
Got a recent Microsoft Office package? Use the MICROSOFT OFFICE PICTURE MANAGER prog.
Open your images with it and use the resize function. Save the re-sized version under another name
or just put a digit after the original name and hey presto! You'll have an image that can
be attached and your snags will be no more. The original image will remain at its original size.
 
#19
Got a recent Microsoft Office package? Use the MICROSOFT OFFICE PICTURE MANAGER prog.
Open your images with it and use the resize function. Save the re-sized version under another name
or just put a digit after the original name and hey presto! You'll have an image that can
be attached and your snags will be no more. The original image will remain at its original size.
Thanks Billy, I'll try that later, too.

BOOTWU - aka 'NorwayBob' :cool:
 

Latest Threads

New Posts

Top