Stand Atop The Rock Of Gibraltar! Who Knew There Were Monkeys? My “Wanderlust” To Climb The “Pillars Of Hercules!”

Thinking of all the places I want to explore when the world re-opens…like the Rock Of Gibraltar! Have you been? Let me know and here’s to a healthier 2021 for the world!


Climbing The “Pillars Of Hercules!”

Whenever people ask me “where do you want to go next?”, I end up rattling off a half dozen of my “must see” places. But, reading a book recently, I now must add the “Pillars Of Hercules” to the list!

The Rock of Gibraltar, also known as “The Rock”, is a monolithic limestone promontory located in the British overseas territory of Gibraltar, near the southwestern tip of Europe on the Iberian Peninsula, rising 1,398 ft above the Mediterranean.

I decided to do some more research to find out what makes this rock unique – and there is a lot to share!

First of all, I had no idea that most of the Rock’s upper area is a nature reserve, home to around 300 Barbary macaques.

Yes, the rock has Monkeys!

As you can see behind the Monkey, the Rock of Gibraltar technically sits in a…

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  1. Good to see this post again. Gibraltar remains an issue between the UK and Spain. No doubt that will flare up again, now we have officially left the EU for good.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  2. Monkeys? I had no idea! The tunnels and open areas are truly beautiful. I hope you get there, John. Happy New Year.


  3. That looks like an incredible spot! I would love to go see those views and the monkeys


  4. Love Gibraltar we used to walk over when we were on holiday in Spain…the runway is very, very small I would not want to drop in that way…the cable car ride was my one and only ever ride on a cable car but well worth it for the views and the underground caverns are like entering a time warp ..well preserved…definitely worth the trip and lovely leather goods or there was when we visited back in the 80’s …Happy New Year, John x

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  5. a cool rock and monkeys, what could be better?!

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