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December 7th 2009
Published: December 18th 2009
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Tenerife peaking through cloudsTenerife peaking through cloudsTenerife peaking through clouds

Descending to land on Gran Canaria.
Tooth able and travelling fit again. Left a drizzly, cold Manc to arrive in lovely warm Gran Canaria - exactly what I'd hoped to experience, a dose of December sunshine, away from the Christmas frenzy. Easy island to travel about on by public transport, well used to tourists too. Travelled up by local bus to capital city Las Palmas. Enjoyed great jeep 'safari' into the central island mountains for a day which included a typical Canarian food lunch. The saharan sand dunes at Maspalomas, where I stayed, are amazing. The pics say the rest ..... hope to one day return and investigate more of island by car.

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Apartment - third from leftApartment - third from left
Apartment - third from left

Flowers in hedge were pretty.
26 degrees most afternoons!26 degrees most afternoons!
26 degrees most afternoons!

(Pool was a bit chilly though).
Playa de las Canteras, Las PalmasPlaya de las Canteras, Las Palmas
Playa de las Canteras, Las Palmas

Impressive sand sculpture on beach

Christmas tree in bright, very warm sunshine on Las Canteras beach promenade.
Aloe vera plantAloe vera plant
Aloe vera plant

One of big island industries - Aloe Vera products. The tour guide broke a bit off and juice can be rubbed neat onto broken skin for rapid. medicated healing.
Lots of good fish restaurants at Puerto MoganLots of good fish restaurants at Puerto Mogan
Lots of good fish restaurants at Puerto Mogan

Had to face fish eye balls but tasty bodies!
Slightly puggled after walking over these to beachSlightly puggled after walking over these to beach
Slightly puggled after walking over these to beach

Shock at beach - nude sunbathers and volleyball players (not bonny - aged germans and canarians leaping about)!
Later afternoon brooding cloudsLater afternoon brooding clouds
Later afternoon brooding clouds

Nature conservation area (which includes dunes) on walk back from beach to apartment

22nd December 2009

Festive Greetings
Hi Sue, Got your postcard and I've also been looking at your pictures and comparing them to the freezing weather outside and you'll know the kind of temperatures I prefer. I've only ever been to Tenerife but Gran Canaria looks interesting, so maybe I'll add it to my list of places to visit. I'm reliably informed that you'll be cruising at the end of January - another thing to add to my list of things to do before I'm past it. You've certainly done a lot in a short time. Hope you have a lovely Christmas and New Year and enjoy your cruise. Best wishes, Wilma
23rd December 2009

Lucky you
Hi Sue Been keeping up with all your adventures and enjoying all the lovely pics. Just wanted to say Happy Birthday when it comes in January and have a ball on the cruise. Best wishes for Christmas and New Year. Allison x
15th April 2010

Mr Bluesky
Thank you for that info. Did you Google the boat? lol

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