The Rock – Part 1

With Christopher here we decided to walk the rock. Up from the marina, past the botanical gardens and then the long hike to the entrance to the park. Here is a memorial to the rock as one of the pillars of Hercules.

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From here it was an easy climb to the first attraction, St Michael’s Cave. ¬†Formed by rainwater leaking into the limestone they are very old. Both neanderthal (40,000 years ago) and early human (15 – 20,000 years ago) artifacts have been found within the cave structures. The upper chamber has been turned into an auditorium.

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