A day visit to Gibraltar will make you think that.
rather than take the cable car to the top I did a tour.
Rose, our guide was the very best example of a tour guide. Multi skilled or what! Great driver fitting her 10 seater van where I wouldn't even take the subi. All the way talking in English and then Spanish. She is a Gibraltarian. Her parents also, they were both taxi drivers, so it's in her DNA!! She was pleasant, obviously had a good rapport with fellow guides and confident enough to share her opinions on local economy, policies for animal welfare in the nature park and politics in general. She also listened and happy to learn that eucalypts also grow in Australia. All her passengers thought she was marvellous.
Gibraltar looking North along the Spanish Mediterranean coast.
Annie in the middle
then it was time for lunch, downtown on Trafalgar street to the Angry Friar pub. Mixed grill on the menu, I had chips!!
Downtown was pretty, with a hint of French influence in the architecture?? Not the geraniums or jacaranda though
History lesson, gleaned from the fabulous Rose
the Moors were the first to settle Gibraltar and built this castle. Since then the Spanish took over and then finally the English. Winston Churchill has been quoted to say that while the macaques are in Gibraltar it will remain English. The walls of the castle/fort are almost a metre thick. Lots of stairs inside.
Inside looking out
vegetation on the outside with root system trying to get inside
seiges a Plenty
and this scat belongs to . . . ?