I posted before but..

it was a little bit political and that’s not what this blog is about so I removed the post.  Thank you to those who commented.  I hope you received my replies before I removed the post.  My heart really does go out to all those affected by these terrible storms and I hope relief comes quickly to those that need it.

I’m in Fuerteventura enjoying very stable, very convivial weather.  Thirty degrees with a nice breeze and the sun shining.  Just what I need.

Having just finished one project, met the deadline and thinking I’m on holiday, I find myself on an island that immediately demands that I start a new project so it’s not going to be all play.  I’m going to be working too but as I love what I do, that’s no hardship.

I’ve posted below a photograph I took at dawn this morning from the window of my car with my phone.  I will be going back.  I’ve also posted below the image I posted the other day.  The lady with the child on a bicycle just happened along and added just what I needed to the photograph.  I hope you enjoy the photos.  I’ll endeavour to ignore the news and immerse myself in the Canary Island experience which I can recommend to anyone..

40 responses

  1. layuephoto

    Great photos :)

    September 9, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    • Thank you very much! :)

      September 10, 2017 at 5:11 am

  2. Enjoy your vacation and don’t stress over the news. I’ve found that tuning out at certain bad stretches we go through is beneficial. Stepping back a bit helps when the time comes to ‘fight another day’.

    September 9, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    • Thank you Gunta. Tuning out is a very good idea and I’m now trying to do just that. Being in the beautiful country is certainly helping! :)

      September 10, 2017 at 5:12 am

  3. Enjoy your vacation and forget all the other things.Great landscape.

    September 9, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    • I’m doing my best Lou, thank you! :)

      September 10, 2017 at 5:13 am

  4. Where is the town scene again Adrian? Enjoy that sunshine!

    September 9, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    • This is El Cotillo Jude, a small town the north west coast of Fuerteventura. :)

      September 10, 2017 at 5:15 am

      • Away from the crowds? I always think of the Canaries as being full of fat, red, sunburned Brits drinking beer and eating fish and chips. I’m sure it isn’t all like that!! Fuerteventura is such a lovely sounding name.

        September 10, 2017 at 1:10 pm

      • Hi Jude,
        You can find exactly what you describe in Calete de Fuste and to a lesser extent, Correlejo. You forgot to mention Sky Sports! We did find ourselves in Calette de Fuste prior to a flight back home last time and it wasn’t a great experience for all the reasons you mention. That said, the Full English Breakfast, cooked by Indians who had Indian food on the menu, was very good indeed. One of the best I’ve had actually.
        There are the all inclusive resorts along the east coast of the island but the beauty of those is the people staying there tend to stay there! Gosh I sound awful.
        There is a definite split. The Brits stay in the north and close to the airport in the middle of the island. The Germans dominate the south at Costa Calma and Morro Jable.
        El Cotillo is nothing like that and that’s why we stay here. It’s very authentic, no fish and chips, more Octopus and squid and all sorts of other fish you won’t have encountered before. Out in the countryside, it’s pure Canary Islands. Wonderful.

        September 10, 2017 at 4:21 pm

      • Sounds like my sort of place too! You can probably tell I am not a Sky Sports person :)

        September 10, 2017 at 4:23 pm

      • Me neither! :-)

        September 10, 2017 at 4:38 pm

      • You can add us to the club, Jude and Adrian! :-)

        September 11, 2017 at 11:53 am

  5. Sue

    30C? That would flatten me, just cannot do heat and humidity anymore, Adrian

    September 9, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    • I didn’t think I could either Sue until I came to Fuerteventura. I certainly can’t wander the streets but out in the countryside and on the beach, the constant wind off the ocean and no humidity keeps it all bearable. Plus on the beach I can take a dip in the water if it does get too much. On much cooler days back home this summer I was confined to my apartment. It can feel colder at 4 degrees in the UK than -15 in Iceland I’ve found and it all comes down to humidity.

      September 10, 2017 at 5:10 am

      • Sue

        Well, I have been to Lanzarote a few years ago – first time was fine, second time had me a bit more compromised….but on the whole, I agree the wind helps!

        September 10, 2017 at 7:13 am

  6. Love the sense of foreboding in the top photo, marvellous composition

    September 9, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    • Thank you very much Paula. Much appreciated! :)

      September 10, 2017 at 5:16 am

  7. You on an island with a camera. Of course, it’s not going to be all play. :) I hope you have enough SD cards. :) :) :)
    Enjoy your time in the sun. Beautiful shots to tease us in the meantime.

    September 10, 2017 at 12:55 am

    • Thank you very much Mr Dragon. Fuerteventura and Iceland have an awful lot in common, both small volcanic islands. The climate is somewhat different though to say the least. I have a couple of SD cards but I also have my laptop to download them to each day! I’m good to go! :-)

      September 10, 2017 at 5:29 am

  8. LOL Adrian – I saw your post hit my email but when I went to your blog it wasn’t there. Couldn’t figure out what happened!! Glad to see you’re back online and hope you’re enjoying your semi-vacation! Lovely shots as always.

    September 10, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    • Thank you Tina. Following these recent storms, stronger and more terrifying and coming in quick succession, I did make some comments about global warming and very powerful people suggesting the scientists are wrong and it’s all fake news, fake news. You get my drift. But my blog I decided wasn’t the place to make my views known. I really didn’t want to embarrass or offend any of the millions of Americans who clearly hate what’s going on at the top so I pulled the post.
      Talking of storms and hurricanes, I sincerely hope that you’re spared the worst. Thank you once again! :)

      September 10, 2017 at 4:36 pm

      • Yes sadly those of us who have any sense are dismayed at the change-deniers currently making our laws. But as you may know, the next guys typically undo them so we’re just hoping no damages meanwhile!

        September 10, 2017 at 7:42 pm

      • I think we’re all keeping our fingers crossed that will be the case Tina. We owe generations to come to pass on a planet in a better state than we left if and we’re clearly falling woefully short of that ideal.

        September 12, 2017 at 6:21 am

  9. Enjoy the working holiday Adrian…….and a little bit of politics is fine once in a while……especially when what you said is spot on!

    September 10, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    • Thank you Mark. Sometimes it difficult not to make a comment or two.. :-)

      September 12, 2017 at 6:19 am

      • I know exactly what you mean 😊

        September 13, 2017 at 5:36 pm

      • :-)

        September 14, 2017 at 5:53 am

  10. Dear Adrian,
    we can well understand that it’s tempting to offer a statement to what is going on in the world. We are very concerned and worried for our friends living in the path of Irma and hope the best.
    Good to see that you and Chris are having a good time and enjoying yourselves. We look forward to getting in touch soon.
    Take care, all the best
    The Fab Four of Cley x

    September 11, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    • Thank you very much Klausbernd. We were thinking of you and Hanne just the other day and thinking an email is well overdue from us. Will be in touch soon. All the very best! :-) x

      September 12, 2017 at 6:23 am

      • Warm greetings from sunny Cley.
        The Fab Four of Cley

        September 12, 2017 at 2:05 pm

      • A very warm 32 degrees greeting back to you Klausband and Hanne. We’re very much looking forward to the day when we can meet up again. All the very best from sunny Fuerteventura. Adrian and Chris x

        September 12, 2017 at 3:09 pm

  11. beautiful :)

    September 12, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    • Thank you Joshi! :)

      September 12, 2017 at 4:15 pm

  12. So glad you’re having a good time there!

    September 14, 2017 at 1:37 am

    • I am indeed Lynn. Thank you :-)

      September 14, 2017 at 5:53 am

  13. Such a beautiful place to relax and take photos, Adrian. The lady with the child on the bicycle really makes that second photo more special.

    September 14, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    • Thank you very much Sylvia! She just happened by. I hadn’t intended for any people to be in the picture but quickly realised it would certainly add something. I was more focused on the tree initially.

      September 15, 2017 at 3:53 am

  14. Both images are lovely, but the is a certain surreal quality to the last one. I think it’s maybe because it feels like a close-up of a cityscape built on Legos and the suddenly you se to people in what looks like an artificial world. Great shot, Adrian.

    November 17, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    • Thank you very much Otto. A bit of a diversion from my usual photography but this was the street on which I was staying and I just loved that tree and the end of the street. I see what you mean about a lego feel to the buildings. I love the colours. The lady with the child on the bike was a gift and added much to the image. I’m glad you like it. :-)

      November 21, 2017 at 1:01 pm