In case you missed part one.
We enjoyed a day at sea and recovering from jet lag before docking in Gibraltar. We enjoyed exploring our ship and started to become familiar with locations of dining rooms.
Gibraltar is on the tip of Spain and part of Great Britain. From here you can see the continent of Africa on a clear day. The biggest tourist attraction is the Rock of Gibraltar which you will recognize from the Prudential advertisements. On the rock are Barbary Apes. These monkeys have been known to confiscate bags from tourists in search of food and have a reputation to sometimes climbing and even biting people. (I have issues with Lorikeets landing on me at the San Diego zoo, so the thought of a monkey bothering me was going to cause me to need some mental health treatments.) We decided to not make ourselves a target for these thieves and took only a hidden money belt with some money and a credit card. We took the tram to the top of the rock and must to our surprise (near disappointment): No Monkeys! We enjoyed the view of the Rock and took some pictures. We enjoyed a cup of coffee at the restaurant and asked the waitress for recommendations of a good fish and chips place in town. She declared Roy’s on Main Street to be the best place in town to get an authentic tasting, where we would head next. As we were about to leave to go down the hill we saw two monkeys. I managed to capture a picture of them not being too nice to each other and I had a healthy respect for these critters. Gibraltar is delightfully British with classic red phone booths and authentic fish and chips. Our time in port was pretty short and soon we would depart for Marseille, France.
Pictured: day at sea, Rock of Gibraltar, Barbary Apes, red phone booth, grave yard, and fish and chips.
Next: Part 3