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Ever since I was a kid I had wanted to see the Rock of Gibraltar. Not sure why but just one of those places I've always wanted to see. Once I found out that the Spain/Gibraltar border is just 30 minutes from the apartment we're staying we grabbed our passport and got in the car to go explore. We parked in Spain and crossed by foot since the line at customs often has hours of wait time. That was probably the easiest border crossing I've ever ...
... off!) and boarded the plane.
After a painless flight and a couple of ciders later we rocked up in Gibraltar (can you see what I've done there???) Ishi, our tour leader, (she's Scottish if you're wondering about the name!), met us and led us across the border into Spain where Steve, our driver, and Nala, our truck were waiting.
We drove about 15 minutes to our campsite where we found all our tents ...
... straight forward & easy, a quick glance at our passports & we were waved through. Once there we found ourselves on some even tinier streets than those we had managed to make our way down in Malaga! Once again we got to see lovely old buildings & more spectacular views. It was evident that some buildings were built prior to ...
... the ship to a halt. The Pipe Major brought the band on deck where they played the new tune repeatedly to prevent other ships from running into them in the fog. Canadians know this regiment as the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders who have been stationed in Winnipeg since the beginning of the 20th Century. Anyone who enjoys pipe bands has probably heard the tune, the 79th Farewell to Gibraltar, many times as it is a great favourite, even today.
... of course the famous Ape dens, which is basically where the famous monkeys hang out.
The weather took a turn for the worst and a large black cloud decided to hang around the rock all day, but with hindsight it has continued to worsen with rain everywhere we have been the last few days (now Wednesday, when I am writing this). I still have pictures of when I was in Gibraltar over 30 years ago, with my parents, so can vouch that it is sunny in Gibraltar sometimes though ...