Shortly before our holiday some 'sabre rattling' broke out between Spain and the UK over Gibraltar.....and we did wonder if we'd actually get there.....but all was fine......though we were
Gibraltar certainly has a feel of Britain about it.....albeit a much hotter feel......and OH was well pleased to relax with a pint of real ale.
We've visited the Rock before and I had no inclination to renew my aquaintance with the apes....
[picture taken by OH in 2007.....I declined to get anywhere near this close]
and while the Tunnels are amazing and well worth visiting we didn't feel the need to see them again......so we just visited the Trafalgar Cemetary......which even though it's in the town....has a very quiet,peaceful,almost eerie feel to it.
We then indulged in some duty free shopping......with some real duty free prices....unlike the very 'unreal' ones on the ship. I was really pleased to be able to get some of my favourite perfume for less than half the price of the UK.......and a lovely Pandora charm for DD1.
1. We were told by crew members that Gibraltar was the only port that virtually every passenger disembarked at......the informal dining room was normally packed early evening and on this day not a single person entered it between 6.30 and 7.30pm.....the lure of duty free perhaps!!
2. Two entire families were removed from the ship at Gibraltar and left to make their own way home.....apparently for fighting!!! We certainly never saw any fighting!! And I hope they weren't Americans....because that would have been a very long way home!!!!