We had some pretty rough seas as we crossed the Bay of Biscay!
When it did get hot, the main occupation of a great many people seemed to be to kipper themselves! (And I must say we met more than a few who had succeeded in doing this!) Haven't they heard of skin cancer?
Approaching the Rock of Gibraltar in the early dawn was an amazing experience! It wasn't until I saw it standing way above the surrounding land, and dominating the Straits that I realised what an important strategical position it held!