An older male macaque being groomed by some youngsters near the top of Gibraltar. With Barry's hip still acting up we took a tour up the rock rather than make our way up on the cable car and walk across the top of the peninsula.
The view from the top of the rock was spectacular.
Above is the east side of "The Rock" and below is the view to the Northwest.
Our tour took us up to the tunnels that were blasted into the rock during The Great Siege of 1779-1783 when the Spanish and French tried to retake Gibraltar by cutting off supplies to the British. The tunnels were built in order to be able to defend one side of the island. The rock was too steep to mount a cannon so they tunnelled and just holes in the side of the rock face in order to shoot the cannons. If you want to read more this is a good overview.https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Siege_Tunnels
A few days later we took a local bus out to Europa point, the most southerly spot on Gibraltar. They have done the area up really nicely with an interpretive centre under one of the cannons and a nice esplanade in the area.