National Geographic : 1940 Sep
00 Photograph by Bartolome Ros "The Very Image of an Enormous Lion, Crouched between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean" Thus Thackeray described Gibraltar and so it appears from the African shore near Ceuta. Here the Strait of Gibraltar is14/ miles wide, but atthe narrowest part, several miles to the west, less than nine miles separate Europe from Spanish Morocco. The steamer (right center)furrows the strong surface current, which flows like a river from the Atlantic into the Mediterranean. Dimly in the distance rise the blue hills of Andalusia.