On The Rock

On Wednesday we took the cable car up to the top of the rock and decided to walk down, visiting the siege tunnels on the way.

The cable car is certainly vintage

There are some wonderful views from the top and we also got a good view of an aircraft taking off before it ran out of runway.

It was quite a long walk back down towards the town and getting quite hot as it was midday by then. We visited the siege tunnels about halfway dow. A labyrinth of tunnels and caverns dug out of the rock back in the 1700s.

It was blissfully cool in there and we spent quite some time exploring and reading about the history of the site.

On the way down towards the town there was a little outdoor exhibit depicting life in the garrison at that time.

There was also the remains of a Moorish tower dating from the 1300s

We eventually made our way back down to town and had a sandwich and a welcome bottle of water on a park bench., looking back up where we had been that morning

P suggested walking up to the airport as he  wanted to experience walking across a live runway. Not something you can do in many other places.

As we were there, we popped into the almost deserted airport terminal. They only have a few flights each day. We had a beer in the air conditioned cafe before the 45 minute trudge back to the hotel.

Finally, just a couple of signs around Gibraltar that caught my eye...

Pop in here to use the 'phone

Beware the one eyed rabbits


  1. Wow, you are really getting a lot of exercise! Glad you are enjoying all the history and soaking up the sunshine.

    1. Thanks Sue. We are on our way home now so the sun will soon be just a distant memory

  2. What an amazing place to visit. So many sights to see. Including one eyed rabbits. walking across runways and how do you stop a dog that wants to pee on every lamp post?
    Great holiday?

    1. Ha, ha. Saw a few dogs disobeying the signs but no one eyed rabbits. We enjoyed the visit. An interesting place with a lot of history attached - plus sunshine of course!

  3. Sounds like you've been getting a lot of walking done! The view from the cable car were spectacular. Loved the signs!

    1. Lots of walking and in the heat too. I should have lost a pound or two I hope.


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