Sunday, December 23, 2018 / Stephanie / Exploration  

Tackling the rock of Gibraltar is no easy feat.  Getting through the border crossing without being deported and then traversing an airstrip without being decapitated are just the beginning... Next, follow all signs toward Centre; the spelling tries to throw you, but the route actually leads to the center of the city. LANDPORT - originally the only way into Gibraltar other than by sea, Landport was rebuilt in 1727 after being the scene of bitter fighting in thirteen sieges From the center, continue through a labyrinth of alleys and stairways to find the free access point for upper rock. Remain alert for Barbary Macaques, the infamous monkeys on the rock.  Yes! The Macaques steal food in an instant.  Yes!  The Macaques can operate zippers on backpacks. If the mission is successful, you can soak in the beauty of the rock of Gibraltar (and soak in a little history too, this rock is heavily laden with history).  


  1. From Stephanie Grandjean on Dec 28, 2018
    Merry Christmas, Kit! Hope you have a great start to 2019 and make lots of sailing plans :)

  2. From Stephanie Grandjean on Dec 28, 2018
    BIG HUGS to you and Heike!! Hope you have a festive holiday season! Thanks so much for thinking of us, we hope to bring you some new adventures for 2019...

  3. From Stephanie Grandjean on Dec 28, 2018
    Merry Christmas, Jody & Steve, and a very happy New Year to you both! Brian and I are stirring up some new adventure for 2019... Thanks so much for staying in touch from afar, I hope we'll see you out on the water sooner rather than later!

  4. From Kit Lord on Dec 28, 2018
    Merry Christmas, these are great pictures...what a dramatic Rock.

  5. From Steffi on Dec 24, 2018
    Merry Christmas and a great new year. Big hugs from Germany Steffi y Heike

  6. From Jody Windmiller on Dec 24, 2018
    Merry Christmas! We are celebrating the holidays in New Zealand with a Kiwi couple we first met in Gib. We wish you fair winds and following seas for all your sailing in 2019. Steve & Jody from Enavigo