Torremolenos - Rock of Gibraltar - Sevilla
Trip Start Nov 10, 2013
15Trip End Nov 24, 2013
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traffic jam when we got there because of the road being closed. Half of the runway was built during WW II and the other half was added not long ago. They have added much to the island over the years by depositing all of the stone from the tunnels that are built.
On our tour went past many places that had been fortifications during the war
We next drove up onto the rock to St. Michael's Cave. We weren't expecting much but it was actually really neat with music playing and different colored lights on the different formations. It was much bigger than we had expected. Our next stop was a place along the road where we saw a group of Barbary Apes which are actually tree monkeys. They are very tame and accustomed to people. The bus that got there before us had brought a bag of oranges to feed the apes. It is a 4000 pound fine to feed them! Anyway they were very active, fighting over the food. They went all over the buses and onto people. The view from where we stopped was really good and we could see the tram that took people all the way to the very top.
When we got down to the town again, Raymond took us to the High Street which is the main street. He pointed out the Roy's Fish and Chips as having authentic English fish and chips. So of course we had to have them. They were delicious but the regular portion was more than I could eat. We walked down the High Street and stopped at a couple of camera shops. I almost bought a new camera until I realized that the plug on the charger was an English plug. That would be too much hassle so I decided to wait until I get home to get a new camera and put up with not being able to take close ups. We also went to Marks and Spencer where we got Christmas cake and pudding, chocolate digestives and Jelly Babies. (I will save some for you, Erin.) On the way back to the bus we stopped at the Gibraltar Crystal factory where they still blow glass and saw part of a demonstration. We got back on our tow buses and went back to the border. Again, it was just show your passport and walk across. We walked back to the bus station and got on our regular bus and headed to Sevilla. We stopped once on the way and arrived in Sevilla (Seville) about 6:30. We had time to get our rooms and change for supper in the hotel at 8:00.
Supper was a buffet with four stations: soups, salads, main courses and desserts. It was all very good. I had a little bit of almost everything. It had been another long day and we were ready for bed when we got to the room.