On October 28, 2015, a few days before the start of the World Congress in Torremolinos, several Skålleagues took an excursion to Gibraltar. The group consisted of Jim Dwyer and Robert Lowell from SI Northern New Jersey, Frank Klare from SI Philadelphia, Holly Powers from SI Boston, Steve Richer from SI Washington, Carlos Banks from SI Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beaches, and Joanne and Mark Skinner from SI Sunshine Coast (Australia).
The trip, which is a short 90 minute drive from Torremolinos, was a real treat and a learning experience for all. After a short walk through town and a stop for lunch at a pub, the group was taken up the famous Rock by an expert guide who explained the history of Gibraltar and why it is a British territory. They had great views of Spain to the east and Morocco to the south over the Straits of Gibraltar and the renowned Pillars of Hercules.
It was suggested by some of the group over some good British ale at lunch that they proclaim themselves the unofficial Skål Club of Gibraltar, after which they gave the Skål toast!