After spending a few nights boondocking in Malaga, we headed further south down the Med coast of Spain. See that rock in the distance? That’s the Rock of Gibraltar and just beyond that is Africa.
We opted to pay for parking spot at a marina across the way from Gibraltar but still in Spain. The view out of the front of the van is Spain.
The view from the back of the van is Gibraltar.
The marina is secured and is within walking distance of Gibraltar.
My quiet mornings with this handsome coffee date.
And now it’s not so quiet with these cuties.
Everyone and their mom on FB told us it would be impossible to get your own propane bottles filled in Spain but boom. Got it done by a marina guy.
Alright, time to grab our passports and walk into Gibraltar.
First time in the UK for the kids. Well, I guess it’s classified as Overseas UK Territory. Close enough, right?!?!
Did you know that to get into town you have to cross the airport’s runway? Us either. Lol.
Well, that’s a first.
Matching llama sisters.
Our goal was to head up the rock to see the famous monkeys here. The Rock is also an important military position for the UK and the opening to the Mediterranean Sea.
Important monkey facts.
Really important. Yikes.
For about $70, the five us took a tram to the top of the Rock of Gibraltar.
When you get off the tram, expect to see monkeys right away and smile.
And then within seconds, if they see that you have a backpack, they WILL jump on you and unzip your bag. No joke. They are looking for snacks. And if your camera is on top of your snacks, they will throw your camera on the ground. I’m still not joking.
Hurry up, mama. The monkeys are going to get us.
After an intense introduction to these monkeys, we retreated to the cafe for some protection.
Climbing up and down the flag poles and everything else.
Mila enjoyed this the least. These two warmed up to the monkeys once they realized they were safe without a backpack on.
Mila came out for one photo and this is a friend we made while watching monkeys jump on people from the safety of the cafe.
I love animals. Like a lot. But this was intense. Like I was in some kind of video game with zombies. Haha.
Next time, no backpack. We outta here.
Down we go.
Back into town and everything is in English. Haven’t seen all English signs in soooo long. Life was easy to navigate today.
It’s time for us to buy tickets for Morocco. Everyone recommended Carlos for tickets so that is where we went. It was easy and fast.
And they even gave us treats. Yeah.
You can see the monkeys in action in my Instagram video here. Enjoy.
Thanks for reading,