National Geographic : 1966 Jul
Quenching Gibraltar's thirst, galvanized iron paves a slope to catch fall and winter rains. Gutters drain to cis terns in the Rock that store 16,500,000 gallons. Lateen rigged fishing boats-used since Roman times-bob near the Caleta Palace Hotel. Sign-waving demonstrators proclaim their allegiance to Britain during a visit last year by Prime Minister Harold Wilson. Spain's agitation for return of this last colony in Europe unites residents of the Rock, which has been British for two and a half centuries. Some ask full citizenship through "integration," actual union with Britain as an English borough. Both countries have brought their claims before the United Nations. Turning their backs on a visitor's car, Spanish customs officers detain it an hour and a half at the Gibraltar frontier. Other travelers have waited as long as two days. Harassment slows to a trickle a former flow of 1,500 vehicles a day. Spain's restrictions have cut by more than a third the number of Spaniards once allowed to commute to the Rock for work. The 8,000 who still do can bring home no goods-not even a stick of chewing gum.