National Geographic : 1957 Jul
bU The Rock of Gibraltar Greets Two Travelers Sky-hopping to Africa Almost as casually as motorists on a transcontinental tour, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas undertook an adventurous 45,000-mile aerial odyssey through Africa and Asia. In Charlie, their lightweight single-engine Cessna, they braved desert and jungle, touching down at remote airstrips wherever they could find them. Baggage for the yearlong trip, including six hot-water bottles of emergency water, overloaded the plane by 250 pounds. Three suit cases carried a year's clothing. At Great Britain's Mediterra nean fortress the authors bade goodbye to Europe on the first leg of their trip. From the Span ish side they glimpsed an unusual view of Gibraltar's town, naval harbor, and jet airstrip where they landed. © National Geographic Society Kodachromes by Tay and Lowell Thomas, Jr.