Puerto de Mogan


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February 6th 2009
Published: February 9th 2009
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Arriving in Puerto de Mogan was quite a relief after travelling through parts of Maspolomas and Playa del Ingles. We guessed wrong on the bus connection from San Bartolome, we should have changed in Playa del Ingles but soon found a connection with the help of a taxi driver. We failed to get on the first bus, a mass of our continental cousins from Germany crammed their way onto the bus, but got onto one half an hour later.

Puerto de Mogan is quite a pretty little place, but the weather remained cold and looking like it might get wet. Finding a place to stay was not a problem, we ended up with a small apartment so then went shopping for coffee, food and a few bits.

Then wandering around we got grabbed by a time share oppo who wanted us to go look at some complex back along the coast and offered goodies to do so. We thought it might be a laugh to go and look and get some freebies. We got a tour of a rather amazing complex near Arguineguin, with the sales person having given up on any chance of a sale but remaining professional and polite. It was a fun thing to do for a couple of hours, and walked out with a free DVD player. We were never interested in buying, but it did change my view of time share from bordering on criminal and shady practice to something far more pleasant.

Back in Puerto de Mogan the weather turned stormy, high winds and rain as night fell. We found a really nice fish restaurant on the harbour and a fun bar for beers into the night. At least it was not so cold, helped by the space heaters, and low cloud.

The following day, the sun came out again, and the day really was pleasantly warm. It was market, for a while it seemed like every tourist from Maspolomas and Playa del Ingles had descended on Puerto de Mogan. The market was a crazy mix of tourist stuff, some local, but also african bits and oddly north american plains indian stuff, along with some food and produce stalls and clothing for the local community. By late afternoon the market had packed up, and the visitors gone.

During the day temperature struggles up to 18 Celsius, it feels warmer in the sun but as night falls, with the unseasonal north wind, it drops like a stone. This is not typical of Gran Canaria, it should be a lot warmer. I wish it was warmer.


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16th February 2009

I wish it were warmer too
It's been getting cold here, this is not why I moved to the Canary Islands! I might as well go back to live in England. :(

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