overlooking the Bay of Algeciras
inside St. Michaels Cave
Marocca is visible at the horizon
The road crosses the runway
the Macaques can be a nuisance, our driver carries a club, just in case...
Gibraltar
Gibraltar, or "the Rock" as the30.000 locals call it, is a tiny 6 km2 area in the south of Spain.
Because it dominates the Strait of Gibraltar and hence the entrance to the Mediterranean Sea, Gibraltar has been contested over the centuries but since 300 years it is solid British ground.
 
Spain has laid claims on the territory and regularly restricts access to the Rock, with large traffic jams as a result.
 
Earlier occupiers of Gibraltar were the Neanderthals, who lived here untill some 25000 years ago.
 
A colony of Barbary Macaques form a major tourist attraction. Locals regard them more as a nuisance.
 
At the Brexit referendum in 2016 the locals voted overwhelmingly Remain, but the economic future is uncertain as Spain, backed by the EU 27, has requested an agreement with the UK over Gibraltar's future outside the EU.
 
We set foot on the Rock in November 2013
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it is said that Gibraltar creates its own weather. Sure looks like it
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maybe a bit overstated
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the picture every tourist longs for
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make my day
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the Victorian Cannon
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the single runway of Gibraltar Airport extends on both sides in the sea
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a visit to Gibraltar is not complete without British fish and chips
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