While I’m was on the Upper Rock Nature Reserve I have seen a lot of warning signs which really are all common sense but people they should always take them seriously for their own protection and the protection of other people, animals and nature.
While you are visiting the Upper Rock Nature Reserve and you need to use the toilets you will only be able to go at St Michael’s cabin which it’s the entrance to the caves. At the cabin you will also be able to buy souvenirs, drinks, and snacks but do expect to pay double the price. There’s also a cafe/ restaurant but I haven’t seen anybody using it and due to my time schedule I didn't take a closer look at the prices but I expect it will be pricey as it’s the only one there.
Unfortunately, it seems to be not unusual to see a cloud over the Rock, even when the rest of Gibraltar and Spain has sunny and clear weather.
This cloud is called Levanter cloud and comes from the warm, humid Levante wind which blows across the Mediterranean Sea.
When I visited the top of the Rock the Levante cloud formed all of a sudden and it was almost impossible to see anything, but a bit further down the view was still okay. On the other hand it was quite exhilarating to feel the Levante wind and to see the seagulls soaring in the wind.
If you want to visit Little Bay from Europa point, you can instead of walking the longer way on the road, cut through a road tunnel.
Go up the steps behind the Mosque, across the road and then down the steps on the other side, you then enter the tunnel but it is so dark. It is a one way tunnel for cars so if you are walking from Europa Point they will be coming towards you.
My problem wasnt so much the dark as what might be running around on the floor that I couldnt see, so I stamped my feet loudly as I walked along :-)
As space in Gibraltar -especially for parking - is at a premium, it may be tempting to park in some places that seem free. This parking lot was right at the marina next to the restaurants but I guess he/she overstayed their time. Am not sure what it costs to get the iron boot of the wheel, as one will have to call and have someone come to release it.
A quick note about Gibralter - Though most places accept the Euro, British Pounds are preferred and you get a better rate paying with them. The end result is that things in Gibralter are very expensive, and when I was there the exhange rate was almost 1 Pound for every 2 USD.
Although Gibraltar pretty much enjoys year round sunshine, its location can sometimes make you feel cool, even on summer days. If you are going up the rock take at least a warm Pullover or Jersey. The winds here, which are not uncommon, come straight off the Atlantic.
Streets so tiny I wasn’t sure my little compact could navigate through. Getting up the rock was a fright. If you are at all jumpy about heights, I wouldn’t drive up!