A long drive to Gibraltar

After around 4 ½ hours non stop driving we finally decided to stop over near Gibraltar. As we had heard that its easier to stay near the port and walk across that’s what we did. We bypassed the parking right next to the border and drove round the back to the marina (which was a much better view and cheaper at 12 euros a night inc services location is N36.15669 W5.35578). The view from the motorhome was picture perfect with the marina in front and the rock behind making for a wonderful sunset. As we parked right next to a self service laundry the we took full advantage and loaded up the two machines.

Today’s room with a view

I’ve always had a fascination with Gibraltar and so was intrigued to see what this British enclave was all about. The next morning with the sun shining and passports in hand we set off on foot to the border (a 10 min stroll). After making it through the other side we decided to be tourists for the day and go on a taxi tour to see all the sites taking in the caves, monkeys, tunnels and views. It worked out perfectly as allowed us to get the most out of the day and leave knowing we had pretty much seen it all. Gib turned out to be just how I’d imagined it which to me is best described as little Britain with quirks. Once the sites are seen (and they are worth doing) the rest is all about the shopping, with cheap duty free & British brands it’s certainly worth the trip. We did take a walk to Morrisons supermarket though to stock up on our favourite coffee whilst here. We had a full day there arriving back at Boris around 6.30pm. I would definitely recommend Gib if you haven’t been but having done it now I found it a bit too British for my liking, but worth returning for a little home from home shopping or duty free.

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