Hello 2017! So how is everyone? Human again after NYE? I didn’t have a drop of booze and still woke up with a headache. I was also home by 0130. #Iamold! Mr BOTR however didn’t get home until 0730. I was so proud. I feel like I can claim some of his cool. So we… Read More Happy New Year!
Last week on one of our walks we caught a Hercules plane (I hope that is the right name) coming into land. Somehow I captured a random shot with some monkeys watching it as well. I wonder what they thought…
So this week we had guests stay and as part of the grand ‘Brit on the Rock’ tour we took a taxi up the Rock to explore all of the usual sights. Things have changed since my last tourist day. The caves are now lit up with lights that change colour and I have to… Read More Monkeys monkeys monkeys!
I popped round to a friends new place yesterday and I was confronted with a gazillion apes. I gave them my firmest Paddington stare until I was safely in her building foyer, I wasn’t brave enough to whip out the camera phone whilst I was there outside with them, but once I was safely behind… Read More Blurry monkeys!
During his two week stay we only did one ‘proper’ Upper Rock walk. The weather was really strange. Mainly sunny and warm, but halfway across the Rock we got lightly rained on, even though the cloud didn’t look dense enough to be able to create rain. We walked through the apes den and fortunately (for… Read More Monkey Time
I’m not an expert but I can see what is going on here…
This Sunday we went for a ‘taxing walk’. That is how one of the guys on the gate described it to myself and Mr BotR the first time we tackled it. That was well over a year ago, and we did it without drinks. We had no idea what the ‘Med Steps’ were but we… Read More The Mediterranean Steps – Gibraltar
So yesterday I had the pleasure of showing a friend the Upper Rock Nature Reserve. He is here in Gibraltar with work, and we originally know him from our time living in Malta, but he is actually from Sweden and has never been to Gibraltar before! He hadn’t up until yesterday seen any apes, or… Read More Tourist Saturday
So today was ZOO DAY. Not a national or global or Hallmark holiday, but one I created just for me! Since the Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park has reopened I have been meaning to pop by, I knew from the last time I went I would need a good hour or so with my camera, so… Read More Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park – Gibraltar
My Dad was thoroughly charmed by the monkeys. Although he didn’t think much to what they get to eat. I am sure that their diet is more than fine, and explained to him how they supplement their own diets with tourists ice-cream / crisps / sweets. He actually got to see this in action during… Read More Monkeys