Yesterday we checked out the place by foot, Gibraltar is really really small so you will easily manage to do the whole place in a day. I find this place really funny- according to the people I talked to along our walk it´s only 30.000 people living here and they are completely “self governing” in most matters- but when it comes to big and important issues it´s Great Britain that is the BIG BOSS so in my eyes this is British but they have there own flag.
The marina we are in at the moment is actually in Spain- just 5 minutes from the border of Gibraltar- it was full in Gibraltar and also double the price so we can live with a 5 minutes walk to get to the “land with the rock”.
First of when you enter this small country you need to show you passport but they are not really interested to look at it- as long as you hold it in your hand they will let you in. Just after the border you will have to walk over the airport runway to get into the town?! It´s feels a bit odd when you have a red light and everyone is waiting for an airplane to cross before you can continue.
We took the cable car up the famous rock where you will find the even more famous inhabitants- the apes of Gibraltar. I could easily stay there for hours just watching them, they are really putting up a show containing of – stealing, terrorizes old ladies, jumping on cars an much more.
Some guy told me that the apes where brought there long time ago by pirates- but this is probably just a story- but what do I know.
We are planning to leave Gibraltar for The Canaries on the 17th of October. On this leg we will have one or even two new crewmembers with us. The plan is to sail to Lanzarote where we will do a “crew change” and then sail around the Canaries islands together with Seth and his wife from America for a week or two.