Whether you walk, cycle, taxi, bus or cable car to the top of the rock it is well worth it if you keep your eyes open for the wealth of nature en route.
Traditionally folk go to see the Monkeys, the tunnels, caves or Africa, but the other flora and fauna should not be overlooked.
Obviously I am still looking for the elusive Campion and Candytuft, that have inspired our first two Gibraltar Gins, but came across this ring used in the past to haul cannon and ordinance to the top.
Even though I have had no luck yet finding the flowers, climbing the Rock is a real pleasure.
Every time you pause to catch your breath there are constant reminders of the great efforts and sacrifices made by past generations to defend this special piece of limestone. Maybe I am not really that tired……….at least I am not pulling a cannon.