By John Smith •
Published: 13 Feb 2024 • 18:17
Not a very efficient road block
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Wanting to make sure that roads weren’t inundated by large numbers of slow moving tractors, a fleet of Guardia Civil vehicles set up a road block on a main road in Velez Rubio.
What they had overlooked was the very fact that the farmers were driving tractors which have enormous tyres and are ideal for off road terrain.
Very simply, the parade of tractors diverted from the road when they arrived at the road block and moved onto the land adjacent as they slowly proceeded round the block and then rejoined the road when they could.
Large numbers of clearly surprised and disgruntled officers could only stand and watch as they were out manoeuvred although they did photograph number plates!
The demonstrations by farmers will continue for some foreseeable future and whilst irritating for all who are delayed, on occasion there is a little humour as well.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
Currently he is acting as Editorial Consultant for the paper helping to shape its future development.
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