Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Up the Rock (1)

With the advent of autumn and a drop in the temperatures, I have finally been motivated to move my idle self away from the computer and get out and enjoy the beauty of the Rock.

Although Gibraltar is such a small place there are plenty of options for walks - city, maritime, historical, - on the flat, or hiking up the Rock.

Anyway, as I've slacked so much for ages, I decided to start a gradual programme of different routes up the Rock. It's always satisfying to charge uphill and see those calf muscles looking sturdy again.

So here are some pix from my walk at the weekend onto the Nature Reserve of the Upper Rock (some taken with the mobile as the camera batteries were playing up).

Entrance to the nature reserve

Looking down into bahia de Algeciras

One of the many rings embedded into the Rock, used for hauling guns up until early C20

A couple of autumnal plants

Information about the Royal Anglian Way

One of many disused batteries (Rooke), sadly fallen into disrepair

Grooming time

And another couple

The lower end of the Royal Anglian Way near Hayne's Cave Battery

A solo monkey sits atop the gateway through Charles V wall

Monkeys wandering round a mirador (viewpoint)

This one clearly has a head for heights

And is obviously bored with having his photo taken

The Union Jack Steps - start (or end) of a walk from town up the hillside


Anonymous said...

Lovely pictures! I feel as if I was doing the walk with you!!

And I adore the monkey pictures.

Monkey Lover

Peanut said...

Oh the monkey's are interesting. What great pictures