Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Pictures from Gibraltar

Greetings! As part 3 of 4 of our trip to Spain and Gibraltar, we spent six nights in Gibraltar, a British overseas territory, for a family event. We left Cordoba by train, arrived at the border of Spain and Gibraltar, crossed the airport runway, saw the imposing-looking Rock, went through passport control, and took a cab to our hotel.

Any tiredness that we had on this travel day was instantly wiped away when we walked into our hotel room, and saw the unobstructed ocean view! The next five days were spent with family and friends, enjoying good wines and fresh delicious food, visiting Gibraltar's sights such as Europa Point Lighthouse, St Michael's Cave, the World War 2 tunnels, cannons, and the city core. We were thrilled to see the Barbary apes (macaques) up close, and so many dolphins in Gibraltar Harbour. Our down time was spent at Caleta beach in Catalan Bay, sunbathing, swimming, and playing with the sand and seashells. The weather was excellent the entire time, lots of clear blue sky, and temperatures around 26C (78F).

Below are my Top Ten pictures from Gibraltar:

1. First view of the Rock in real life at the border of Spain and Gibraltar:

2. The ocean view from our room:

3. The Gibraltar Lighthouse at Europa Point, the most southerly point in Gibraltar:

4. St Michael's Cave, big enough to be used as an auditorium for events such as Miss Gibraltar beauty pageant. The current Mayor of Gibraltar, Kaiane Aldorino, won Miss Gibraltar title here, and subsequently Miss World title in 2009. So Gibraltar residents can say they have the most beautiful mayor in the world :-)

5. A family of Barbary Apes (tailless Macacas Sylvanus) which live on the upper rock:

6. Caleta beach at Catalan Bay:

7. Lounge chairs and shades at our hotel:

8. Spectacular views of Europe, Africa and Gibraltar's busy port from the top of the Rock:

9. Gibraltar's marina:

10. Dolphins in the Strait of Gibraltar - We saw many dolphins but they were very quick so below is one of the best shots I've got of these beautiful, playful, and intelligent creatures:

I hope you enjoy the pictures. Please feel free to leave a comment.

You might also like:
  Pictures from Madrid and Toledo
  Pictures from Cordoba
  Pictures from Seville
    Have a great week!


    1. Looks like such a wonderful trip, Natalie. I love the views of The Rock.
      BTW - Those are also pretty impressive lounge chairs!

      1. Thank you, Donna, for stopping by and leaving a comment. It was easy to relax on those lounge chairs, with the ocean breeze, and take a nap :-)

    2. Wow! The views are amazing. I hope to get there one of these days.

      1. Welcome and thanks, Beth, for your visit and comment.

    3. What a great looking place! I could sit in those lounge chairs all day with a good book.

      1. Welcome and thanks, Amanda, for your visit and comment. Yes, those lounge chairs and the sea breeze would be great for reading and relaxation.