Whilst living in Spain my mum used to come & frequently stay with me for a while. On one such occasion between Christmas 2005 & New Year 2006 I had an electric problem on New Years Day. I contacted an electrician about rewiring the whole house & he said he could do it immediately but that it would take a couple of days. Not having any electricity we decided to go to Gibraltar for a few days.
I drove down to Gibraltar & we stayed in a cheap hotel for a few days before heading back. We had a look around Gibraltar, which didn't take long & went on the cable car to the top of the rock to see the views. Whilst there we had a quick look at the gun emplacements used to protect the Straits of Gibraltar during the war but didn't spend much time looking at them. I wish I had paid more attention to this place as I found out years later when researching my family tree that my Grandfather Llewelyn Morris had been stationed there for a few years. Knowing this would have made it more interesting for me, I think I will have to go back one day.
We had a look at the Barbary macaque monkeys climbing all over the rock & any cars they could get to. I was surprised how many people drove their nice cars through the monkeys, all the monkeys jumped on them & pulled bits of the car off. Any women who had open handbags had monkeys hands stealing anything they could reach in the handbags & anyone with food had it snatched from their hands. The monkeys aren't shy & would sit there eating bugs off of each other or the more hot blooded ones could often be seen masturbating sitting on the rocks, this provoked many awkward questions from small children to blushing parents.