Rock of Gibraltar 1/1 by Tripoto
Wagoners Abroad
All this time, the paths had been easy pavement. Next to the observation area, I saw a path up the rocky slope. Being the non-conformist that I am, Anya and I decided to go up. After all, there’s no sign telling me we can’t go up. I assumed that Heidi and/or Lars would follow after us. Some of those steps were brutal. One of them was about a third as tall as Anya, but she shinnied her way up, and we got to a very cool emplacement. You could tell where they had mounted weapons on the floor. There was also a small network of tunnels and rooms. At this point, we’re only about 15 feet from the highest point on The Rock. After admiring the view, we slowly made our way back down to the observation point, and walked a bit further up the road to see the other family of monkeys. They have an area where they lay out food and water, and there were some monkeys eating. I don’t know what it was, but the vibe with these monkeys was a lot different. Granted, there were a lot more of them, and there was a bunch of food around, but they just seemed a bit more aggressive. At one point, Lars is a few feet in front of me, and we see a large male monkey walk away from us with his goods hanging out. Lars shoots me quick funny look that only a ten-year old son can give, and to be adult about it, the only thing I could think of to say, was, “Yep. That’s a male.” Heidi was doing some filming when I see a big male walking up toward her. He had the bearing of one pissed-off monkey. So what does Heidi do? She gets out of his way! Seriously, he looked like he wasn’t going to take any crap from anyone. After that show of dominance, we wondered if Bev was bored, and made our way back down to her.