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Europe » Spain » Canary Islands » Fuerteventura April 18th 2017

Heres some pics from the recent holiday. No big news stories from here, Youve probably seen it all on Face book . Im looking for a new contract and Jo teaching in Bromley. Kids doing well at school and have started swimming lessons.... read more

Europe » Spain » Canary Islands » Fuerteventura May 28th 2016

From last blog... Malaga - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria - Fuerteventura - Lanzarote - Barcelona - Frankfurt (Germany) We have wanted to go to the Canaries for a long time. They are a pretty remote group of islands in the Atlantic just off the coast of Western Africa and owned by Spain so we were excited about that - an island chain in the middle of nowhere with some Spanish flare - sweet, so back towards the Moroccon coast we flew! Landing in Gran Canaria, we arrived at our hotel, kicked off our bags and booked it to the beach, no Spanish flare in sight. With no intent on staying in touristy Las Palmas (Gran Canaria), we spent just one night there hopping on the ferry early the next morning for the more desolate, less ... read more
The Road to Timanfaya NP
Amazing Famara Beach
Cofete Beach Access

Europe » Spain » Canary Islands » Fuerteventura December 15th 2015

Tuesday 15th December, 2015. Fuerteventura, Canary Islands After a posh breakfast we caught the free shuttle to the port gates and then walked along the seafront at Puerto Del Rosario (Port of the Rosary) which has been the capital of the island since 1860. The town centre is adjacent to the port and everything is within easy walking distance of the quay. We took a photo of a sculpture called "Overseas Luggage" which is a tribute to the round-trip migration phenomenon. It is a testimony of the Majorero who emigrated into the island in other times and that today receives a whole multicultural community. It is a nostalgic sculpture of the traveller and his luggage loaded with memories - M loved it. We found the tourist office who told us where we could find a cafe ... read more
5.  Fishing Boats,  Puerto Del Rosario
11.  M being a Cool Santa, Puerto Del Rosario
15. Playa Chica, Puerto Del Rosario

Europe » Spain » Canary Islands » Fuerteventura August 8th 2015

It was the last day of our holiday today and we needed to be out of the villa by 10.00am, so we thought we would get sorted, leave and then spend the day travelling around the island. For once, we actually managed to get ready and leave on time, although we had a bit of trouble getting all the bags in the car, which turned out not to be as big as the one that we had originally planned to hire from Avis. It meant that I spent the whole day with a case on my lap. I had already been to El Cotillo, but the others wanted a quick look, so that was our first stop. Next, we drove south to Betancuria, which is in the centre of the island, high-up in the crater of ... read more
The Iglesia de Santa Maria
Parque Rural de Betancuria
The Nuestra Señora de la Regla

Europe » Spain » Canary Islands » Fuerteventura August 7th 2015

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 ... read more
El Cotillo Windmill
Tat Market

Europe » Spain » Canary Islands » Fuerteventura August 6th 2015

We had agreed that our son, his girlfriend and our daughter could all go to the water park today, so I dropped them there, paid for the tickets and left them too it. We needed to stock-up on water and some other supplies, so I stopped off at the supermarket on the way back. Sadly I took a wrong turning coming out of the supermarket, ended up in the Corralejo one-way system and had to do the scenic route in order to get back to our villa. For some reason the beautiful, clear sky that we had had every day to date had been replaced with some overcast, semi-cloudy haze. This was probably a good thing since the kids were spending the whole day in the water-park, however we suspected that the sun would still every ... read more
Montaña de Escantraga
El Cotillo

Europe » Spain » Canary Islands » Fuerteventura August 5th 2015

It was another early start before sunrise for me this morning. The sad, geek photographer walked back to the sand-dunes in the dark for some photographs. I wasn't disappointed, although it did look very cloudy as the light started to break. We had booked a dune buggy tour at 2.30pm, so we had until then to take it easy and enjoy the sun, since that early morning cloud had cleared. We managed to get the postcards written, some washing and ironing done (there is a washing machine in the villa, which is a blessing or a curse depending on your point of view) and the travel blog up-to-date. The meeting point for the dune-buggy tour was outside a bright pink frozen yogurt shop, which is impossible not to have noticed. That's probably why they chose it ... read more
Little Chipmunk
Dune-buggy Tire

Europe » Spain » Canary Islands » Fuerteventura August 4th 2015

The Segway tour was at 11.30am, so after a nice leisurely morning we walked back to where we had booked it. After a quick tutorial, without a scary so called safety video like the one we had to watch in Boston (), we set-off around the streets of Corralejo. Most of the footpaths in Corralejo have cycle lanes, which were perfect for Segways as well, although people seemed to still wander into them. I don't know what the Spanish for "You f***ing a***holes" is, but I got a very good idea from some old Spanish guy who was in a world of his own until he was snapped out of it by a convoy of Segways flying past. We were unable to go round the old town as roadworks meant that it was inaccessible for Segways, ... read more

Europe » Spain » Canary Islands » Fuerteventura August 3rd 2015

I got up early again, this time before sunrise, and went off to the beach with my camera and tripod for some early morning photographs. I wasn't disappointed. The main mission for this morning was to go and get the hire car. I got to the Hertz office just after it office opened (still no signs of life at the Avis office), but the car wasn't ready so I went for a walk around the old town and harbour. The car was waiting when I got back. I went outside and was just in the process of orientating myself with the controls when a policeman knocked on the window. The car had been doubled parked and was causing an obstruction. I was trying to explain that I had literally only just got in the car when ... read more
Corralejo Beach

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