Europe...west of the Alps travel blog

our first view of the 'Rock' was exciting ....

.... but our first 'real' English breakfast in 12 months topped it

we walked across the border airstrip rather than drive....

..... then explored Gibraltar's Ocean Village .....

..... and the Trafalgar cemetery....

......before scaling the heights of the 'Rock'

men in tights ..... whatever!

he could have been thinking "who are you looking at ?"

.....we had a clear day for our visit

"she's mine, she's mine"

Excellent weather joined us for the drive to Gibraltar along brilliant roads with almost no traffic.

Our hotel in La Linea de la Concepcion placed us 600m from the Spanish-Uk border which was perfect for our visit to the 'Rock'.

There were two important items on our 'to do' list in Gibraltar …. the first was to walk across the border airstrip and the second was to have a 'real' breakfast. We achieved both in beautiful sunshine.

The tarmac crossing was much more fun than doing it by bus and then to have English breakfasts in Casemates Square at the end of it, our first in 12 months, topped it off.

Formally the site for public executions no such entertainment spoilt our morning feast.

With bellies bulging from eggs, bacon, mushrooms, hash-browns, tomato and toast it was a smart move to walk some off so first up we explored the very pretty Ocean Village with its many spectacular sea craft. The gorgeous casino 'ship' was the big standout and must have cost a fortune to set up.

The walk along Main St took us to the Trafalgar Cemetery where many from the 1805 battle are buried then on to the cable car for a ride 'to the top of the Rock'.

Drinks with amazing views over such a historic location was memorable.

Definitely memorable for a less pleasant reason was a Barbary Macaque taking a liking to Gilli. It grabbed at her bag, jumped onto her shoulders then her head. She may not have a 'monkey on her back' but she certainly had one checking out her hair.

Those tail-less apes were everywhere and took every opportunity to steal anything that may contain food.

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