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Day 3 - Gibraltar


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The ship is spending a full day in Gibraltar, 8am to 8pm. I decided to join the “Second World War & Northern Defences” tour, a half day tour of the tunnels. There are 53 km of tunnels inside the rock - more roads inside the rock than out! Gibraltar is only 6.5 square kilometres with 29,500 people.
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The tour also included crossing the airport runway to the frontier (border to Spain), a stop at Europa Point (home of the Trinity Lighthouse and a large mosque) and a visit to the Apes' Den. They are actually tail-less macaque monkeys and are very cheeky as they jumped across the bus. Tradition suggests that if they die out, the British sovereignty will end.
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The afternoon was spent wondering around the town – with more monkeys in the streets. One large monkey jumped onto a man stealing two of his apples.

Posted by dpedler 16:00 Archived in Gibraltar

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