On the last day of the weekend we decided to leave Spain and travel to Gibraltar. I had never been to a British Overseas Territory before and it was quite strange seeing so many familiar sites, such as the road signs and the high street shops, set against the blue Mediterranean Sea and palm trees in the beating equatorial sun. We took a tour of the Rock of Gibraltar where we could see Spain to the north and Africa across the water to the South. We saw Gibraltar’s famous Barbary macaques, the ships in the sea, the city around the rock and the historical military sites on it.
We also visited St. Michael's Cave inside the Rock of Gibraltar. It was strange and refreshing to experience the cold and damp after the hot sun we just stepped out of. The cave is strikingly and strangely lit. After entering, the cave opens into a cavern which has been set up with tiered seating to function as a concert hall. I can only imagine it must be amazing to hear music played in there. Beyond this hall the cave extends like a wide tunnel and loops around on two levels until you find yourself at the exit and your eyes have to adjust to the bright sunshine again. It’s an amazing place.