Driving into Gibraltar, please prepare for landing
Unless you sail into Gibraltar, you are going to arrive via the airport. Well, actually, via the runway. You see, the runway slices across the narrowest bridge of land running north and south that connects Spain to the rock. The runway stretches east and west, built up from the floor of the Mediterranean bay like a long concrete pier. You have to drive across the runway to get to Gibraltar proper. With no planes jockeying to land, traffic lights turn green, gates lift and cars and trucks rush across the runway while the coast is clear. Wild ride.