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Published: August 9th 2015
Faro de Toston Lighthouse
The lighthouse near El Costillo.
I got up early again today and went for a run. Like yesterday, it is overcast again today, so the sun was no where to be seen. I would have expected this to mean that it would be cooler for a run, which is probably true, but it had become substantially more humid, which made running less rather than more comfortable.
After a quick breakfast, we headed out early to the market, which is in town every Tuesday and Friday mornings. It was the usual collection of fake bags, fake purses, fake wallets, fake watches, friendship bracelets and other assorted tat. We knew our daughter, who had decided that she would rather stay by the pool , was after a purse, so we thougt we would get her one. The opening price was outrageous and even the closing price, after the obligatory and completely tedious negotiation, was still more than it would cost in the nearby shops, so we decided not to bother.
Everyone else went back to the villa, so I thought I would go out in the car again to try and find the Faro de Toston lighthouse that was apparently quite photogenic. I stopped off at
El Cotillo Windmill
A windmill just outside El Cotillo.
a point on the approach to the lighthouse and walked across some rocks to get some photographs. I needed to go quite a long way as there were a lot of people there swimming, sun bathing or fishing. After a not inconsiderable period taking some photos I headed back and that was when it dawned on me that the tide was coming in and all the other people were some distance back towards the shore. For one awful moment I thought I was going to be cut-off, but there was in fact a relatively easy route back, passing by groups of people who were sunbathing totally in the nude. I walked quickly by and tried not to look.
On the way back, I saw our dune-buggy guide in his truck with five buggies following him, so it looked like the one that Jake had was back on the road, or rather the dunes, again. Good luck to whoever was unfortunate enough to be driving that.
In the evening, we started by going back to the by going back to the bowling alley and then into Corralejo for a meal. For the first time there doesn't seem to be
Lots of fake goods and other things.
any breeze and it is definitely the hottest and most humid evening since we got here. We picked what looked like a nice restaurant, but we quickly regretted it when we walked in as it was even hotter inside than it was out. We should have gone to the seafront as there would be much more likely to be a breeze there.
The food was excellent, but we had to wait ages to pay the bill, which left us sat there melting. When they were ready, we were told that apparently the chip-and-PIN machine was not working, and we would have to pay cash. I then had to march up and down the main street to try and find a cash machine.
We then all walked up and down again to browse all the shops in search of all the tat that we failed to get in the market in the morning.
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