'The Rock from Bottom to Top' is the story of Gibraltar written from the perspective of the visitor. It explains how Gibraltar came to be, ‘Probably the most fought over and most densely fortified place in Europe, and probably, therefore, in the world’ (Field Marshal Sir John Chapple (Governor of Gibraltar 1993 – 1995)). It looks at the very beginning when Gibraltar was a peak overlooking a desiccated basin that became the Mediterranean Sea and the first human inhabitants, the Neanderthals. The visible signs of succeeding peoples, Phoenicians, Romans, Moors, Spanish and British are examined in a tour of 'The Rock'. All the major attractions that make Gibraltar a tourist destination are covered together with some of the less famous sites, all placed in their historical, social or geographical context for the benefit of the curious traveller that wants to know just a little bit more.
Nick Nutter was born and raised in Lancashire. At the age of seventeen years he joined the Fleet Air Arm as an anti submarine helicopter observer and subsequently became the youngest officer in the Royal Navy to wear ‘wings’.
That career was followed by twenty two years in the Lancashire Constabulary, fourteen of which were on detached, village beats.
He and his partner, Julie Evans, moved to Spain in the year 2000. They started a business, Duquesa Business Centre and a website design company. Duquesa Business Centre was sold in 2005 and is to this day a successful business.
In the year 2004 they created a magazine, ‘Andalucia Life’ that, over the following five years, became the best read magazine onthe Costa del Sol. The magazine was sold in 2011.
In 2010 Nick and Julie bought a failing business and developed Estepona Port Business and Internet Centre that they sold in 2015.
Now they are concentrating on a community site, www.visit-andalucia.com, their webdesign business, www.wecandu.com and producing travelogues about Andalucia. Their first eBook, ‘The Sherry Triangle’ was published in November 2015.