In May, during my time in Spain, I spent a day visiting Gibraltar, which some of you will know is a little piece of Spain which belongs to the United Kingdom.
I knew it would be touristy to the extreme, but I have always wanted to go there.
Here are a few pictures - click to enlarge.
The Rock, from the landward side.
Formed from Jurassic limestone, it is 426 metres (1,398 ft) high.
The view from the seaward side:
The mosque at Europa Point is clear evidence of how close we are to Africa.
At the narrowest point of the Strait, it is only 14 km (9 miles) away.
On the far side, the other Pillar of Hercules (Jebel Musa, in Morocco) is clearly visible:
Some of the locals, many of whom are British ex-pats.
What a great climate!
Of course, I had to get a shot of the lighthouse...
Probably everyone who goes to Gibraltar visits St Michael's Cave:
And everyone wants to see a macaque!
There weren't many about when we got to the top of the Rock,
but this guy managed to grab my friend's water bottle out of her backpack.
It then sat on the wall chewing the bottle until it managed to bite through the plastic.
Lunch in the central square of the town:
It was an interesting and very enjoyable day - but would you want to live there?