Sunday, October 30, 2011

Gibraltar - A Little Piece Of Home > The Monkeys

We recently had a wonderful time visiting Gibraltar. Investigating the History of the Rock Of Gibraltar. The Rock is under British rule it is very strange crossing the boarder from Spain into a little piece of England !
Parking up near the Harbour which houses many boats of different forms from huge cruise ships in dock for the day to small sailing boats owned by the people on the Rock. Also in the harbour sit the beautiful cruise boats many worth thousands of pounds.
Gibraltar has its own currency very much like UK pounds and pence, whilst on the rock you can also use ££££ and euro`s.
During our stay on the Rock of Gibraltar we were lucky enough to visit many of the sights Gibraltar is famous for. A trip to the tax free shops was a must. As you walk through the ancient gateway ahead lies the old British telephone boxes and post boxes. These items are now even a rare sight within the UK.
Whist on the Rock we visited St Michael's Cave. The cave is fairly spectacular as you can see from the photo`s below. It is that big concerts are held within it ! A very beautiful cave with again beautiful rock formations.
A visit to the rock would never be complete without a visit to see the famous monkey`s. The monkey`s live at the top of the rock. We went on a tour to the top to complete are visit. You can get very close to these little guys some are friendly others are not. We were told a story of a Monkey a few days earlier who tore a woman's arm open after she teased it. Still to us these monkey`s were very lovely creatures if not a little cheeky.
During are visit we also had a tour of the Rock which saw some amazing views near and beyond.

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