19.11.2010 - 19.11.2010
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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.
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.
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.