I visited Gibraltar on a rainy Sunday, when there were hardly any shops open and there were barely any people around. Although the weather wasn’t great, it did mean I didn’t have to queue for hours to get through border control from Spain to Gibraltar, and there weren’t huge crowds to battle.
A huge cloud engulfed the iconic Rock, and it was only when myself and my boyfriend found somewhere to eat that we realised we had no local currency. We’d changed our money to Euros for our trip in Spain, and back in Gibraltar it’s UK Pounds. At least we didn’t get charged conversion rates paying by card!
While it may sound like it was a bit of a rubbish trip, the lack of other people and everything being closed meant we had nothing else to do but walk around and explore. We saw monkeys hanging out in an alley behind some shops, we walked around what I think were old sea defences and generally had a relaxing day.
I picked up this postcard on my trip, which is a bit different to the one my parents brought back with them from their cruise (which can be seen here). I like that this shows some of the main ‘attractions’, and also what Gibraltar is like when the sun is shining.
I’ll just have to head back another time when the sun is shining!