Gibraltar

It is Wednesday and we have made it to our penultimate port.  Gibraltar is sometimes referred to as the Gateway to the Mediterranean due to its strategic position between the south of Spain and the north of Africa.  This is our second visit to the rock.  On our first trip we walked all the way up to the nature reserve, saw some monkeys and tired ourselves out with the climb.  This time we decided to go on a tour to see the world war 2 tunnels.  Our guide was originally from Glasgow.  He joined the army when he was 15 and was stationed in Gibraltar whee he met and married a local woman.  He ended up staying and was in the local police for 25 years. It is certainly a lot warmer and sunnier than His home city.  

The history of the rock s fascinating and we could spend a long time exploring all he different aspects of it as it impacts on local and wider issues.

Before we boarded the ship at the end of the day we stopped at the Gibraltar Arms pub in the Main Street again for a drink and the free wifi.  Gibraltar is another of these places that does seem keen on making Internet access available more widely.

We enjoyed our trip to the rock, spotted dolphins and Barbary Macaque monkeys, and ended up with tired legs again from all the walking.  A restful day tomorrow as we head up the western coast of Spain and Portugal towards our final stop.