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The Rock of Gibraltar

After a short drive down from Conil we reached the Marina at La Línea de la Concepción and the border with Gibraltar. We headed over the border and after having passports stamped we caught the shuttle to the lower cable car station. The cable car takes 6 mins to the top station. We had lunch in the restruaunt at the top and headed out to look at the view. We saw lots of the Barbary macaque, some 300 live on the rock at Gibraltar and is the only wild monkey population on the European continent.

We walked down to St. Michael's Cave or Old St. Michael's Cave is the name given to a network of limestone caves located within the Upper Rock Nature Reserve. With a fantastic light show. Then headed back past the Macaque’s to the north and the Great Siege Tunnels in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar, also known as the Upper Galleries, are a series of tunnels inside the northern end of the Rock of Gibraltar. They were dug out from the solid limestone by the British during the Great Siege of Gibraltar of the late 18th century.

From here we headed down again and as it was about to rain headed into the WW2 tunnels. With only a fraction or the 34 miles of tunnels on show. These housed 16,000 men and enough food for 16 months during the WW2 included within the tunnels there were also an underground telephone exchange, a power generating station, a water distillation plant, a hospital, a bakery, ammunition magazines and a vehicle maintenance workshop.

We then headed down main street past M&S and many other UK stores and call to look round Morrison’s. Derv only 98.9p a litre. Then back to the main square for dinner before headed back over the runway, passport control and back to Gladys in the rain.


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