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  • Day78

    Mediterranean Steps

    October 22, 2019 in Gibraltar ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Oh wie schön: Heute konnte ich den anstrengendsten Ausflug begleiten, den es diese Reise zu bieten gibt. Die Mediterranean Steps in Gibraltar. Das heißt am Fuße des Berges ging es einen "idyllischen" Pfad an der Ostseite des Naturreservats Upper Rock eigentlich permanent steil bergauf. Ok, der Ausblick war dann ganz nett aber mit der Seilbahn, mit der wir am Ende wieder ins Tal gekommen sind, hätte man auch durchaus hochfahren können um dem schweißtreibenden Anstieg zu entgehen. Aber das wäre ja zu einfach gewesen. 😉
    Von oben wurde einem nochmals die strategische Bedeutung des Landes bewusst. Von hier oben sieht man schließlich 2 Kontinente (Europa, Afrika), 2 Weltmeere (Mittelmeer, Atlantik) und drei Länder (Gibraltar, Spanien und Marokko) auf einen Blick.
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    Velda Nerb

    Haha.. cooles Gesicht und ich beneide dich heute nicht um den Aufstieg 😊🙃

    Franziska Riede

    lieber hoch als runter - glaub mir ;-) Wobei man natürlich beides mit der Seilbahn hätte machen können... aber dann hättet ihr die wunderschöne Landschaft nicht mit Haut und Haar erleben können :-)

    Franziska Riede


  • Day245

    The Rock Hotel

    June 8 in Gibraltar ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    We decided to follow in John Lennon and Yoko Ono's footsteps, marrying at the registry office they married in, and staying at The Rock Hotel like them too.

    So after a lovely visit to the Apes, and a drink up the Rock, we went and relaxed at the hotel pool for a while.Read more

  • Day60

    Die Äffchen von Gibraltar

    October 4, 2019 in Gibraltar ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Die berühmten Berberaffen dürfen natürlich auch nicht fehlen.
    Eine Legende besagt übrigens, dass die britische Herrschaft in Gibraltar beendet sei, sobald der letzte Affe den Felsen verlassen hätte.

    ...ihr seid nicht hochgewandert ?? ;-)

    Dany Michael

    Das hab ich das letzte Mal gemacht. Aber vom Affenfelsen zu den Siege Tunnels wäre das etwas zu weit gewesen.

    Franziska Riede

    Der ist wohl not so amused 😅

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  • Day113


    September 12, 2019 in Gibraltar ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    I was cincidering to do a 3 day kitesurfing course, but - what is really really rare in Tarifa-there was not much wind. So I went first to the most southern point of Europe (I guess) and then continued to Gibraltar. As I was not keen on customs and letting my car checked, I preferred taking my bicycle.Read more

  • Day3

    Rock of Gibraltar

    September 1, 2019 in Gibraltar ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Heute sind wir auf den Rock of Gibraltar gewandert.. eine sehr schöne Tour über die mediterranen Treppenstufen, aber auch sehr anstrengend.😅🥾🧢

    Den Weg hinunter haben wir uns alle möglichen Verteidigungsanlagen angesehen.⛰⚔️

    Natürlich auch den Affen 🐵 begegnet und die Aussicht, bis nach Marokko, genossen ⛅️
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  • Day7

    Gibraltar - On top of the Rock

    June 11, 2018 in Gibraltar ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    After our airport experience we walked through the city and up the rock. There we found a suspension bridge, monkeys and really great views to Africa. After our walk we enjoyed a great Fish and chips snack in downtown Gibraltar before we went back to Spain. All in all a great day!

    Nach unsere Flughafen Erfahrung sind wir durch die Innenstadt und auf den Felsen gewandert. Von dort hatten wir einen super Blick auf Gibraltar, Afrika und die spanische Küste, haben Affen gesehen und eine Hängebrücke überquert. Nach der Wanderung gab es dann noch eine Portion Fish & Chips bevor es zurück nach Spanien ging. Zusammenfassend: Ein super Tag mit ein bisschen Sonnenbrand!
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  • Day198

    The Rock

    October 30, 2017 in Gibraltar ⋅ 🌙 18 °C

    Spent today with an old friend from Guernsey, Dave Bruce, and he have us a personalised guided walking tour of the Rock. We walked to the Moorish castle, Siege tunnels, Windsor bridge, Jews gate, Mediterranean steps, and St Michaels Cave. It was a great way to see the island and to learn a lot more about it as well as working up a decent sweat climbing the steps. We are now planning on riding the cable car to the top tomorrow and visiting the cave and tunnels on the way back down. Here are pictures of the stunning views and of the famous monkeys. Will hopefully get some more photos to show you. We took a cycle ride around the edgeish yesterday, I say ish because in some cases you are actually in the Rock rather than on the edge as you have to pass through three different tunnels, we passed some of the less touristy sites as well including the crematorium tip and the scrapyard. A lot of the current Rock is actually reclaimed land you might be able to see the old walls in some of the pictures and anything outside of these is on reclaimed land. Most of the lowlying land to the North and West is reclaimed only the old docks used to be there.Read more

    Jessica Lund

    Hmm not sure I'd want to live in one of those houses! do they have some sort of barrier up to prevent mud slides?!?!

    Jessica Lund

    I'm also assuming their tide doesn't come in any higher! On the plus side though, that is an incredibly lovely beach 😁

  • Day199

    More Rock

    October 31, 2017 in Gibraltar ⋅ 🌙 19 °C

    So today after buying some new batteries for the boat, and I'm not talking Duracell, we were tourists and took the cable car up the Rock then visited O'Haras battery, St Michaels Cave, Siege tunnels, Siege museum and Moorish castle before john had to have a Guinness and we wondered back to the boat. So here are some more photos both of the views and the monkeysRead more

    Max Mahy

    The caves are amazing hey

  • Day393

    Day 394: Back to Gibraltar

    March 15, 2018 in Gibraltar ⋅ 🌧 12 °C

    Back on the mainland and time to get busy. Left our hotel in Malaga and drove a couple of hours down the coast to Gibraltar. Although I'd visited here almost exactly 12 months ago, I hadn't visited the World Heritage site and Shandos hadn't visited at all, so we might as well revisit.

    Parked in the same lot as last time, crossed the border on foot and then caught a bus across the runway into town. The world heritage site is right at the tip of the peninsula, so we caught a second bus down to the area. Miserable weather, intermittent rain though not as heavy as it had been on the way down.

    The site is actually some caves underneath the Rock that have really changed our understanding of Neanderthals who lived in the caves 50,000 years ago. Back then it was over a coastal plain, as the sea levels were much lower (ice age and all that).

    We had a look at the caves from the viewing platforms, filmed a bit, and had a 30 minute chat/presentation from a museum worker which was quite interesting. But otherwise there wasn't much to see, so we hopped back on the bus and headed into town. Did a little wandering, had some fish & chips at an Irish pub and then got the bus back across the border.

    Into the car where we drove a couple of hours north to Seville where we had a hotel for the next two nights. Was a bit tricky finding the hotel since it was down some narrow streets and the parking was actually two blocks away, but we made it in the end.

    Both quite tired after a long day of driving so we just went to a small tapas restaurant nearby. Nice to be back in Seville where our journey started, particularly since it's a city we both really enjoyed!
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    Trish Forrester

    Is it those caves right down near the water?

    Joel Baldwin

    Yup, just above the water line. Back in the day the water level was much lower, so there was a whole coastal plain


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