Posts tagged “Canary Islands

I’m back..

And as you can imagine, missing Fuerteventura very much.  I’ve attached a few pictures.  This was my home for the last three and a half weeks, the squat white apartment bulding up in the dunes on the far left.  There were 4 apartments in this building, all with terraces and fine views. Leaving Fuerteventura Airport with the temperatures hitting 27°C, arriving at Bristol Airport to temperatures of -3°, the shock to the system was considerable.

Staying on the Playa de Sotovento de Jandia at Risco el Passo, has been a real pleasure.  This beach stretches for miles and miles and has to be one of the top beaches in the world.  It is relatively sheltered here from the strong winds that tend to blow in the Canary Islands, however a very refreshing breeze is the norm keeping the temperatures for me off-season, quite bearable.

But, I’m back now and lots to get on with not least catching up with all of you which I’ll be doing in the coming days.  Thank you for your patience.  I didn’t think I could manage a day without the Internet let alone 3 weeks and more but it’s been a very refreshing change and one I can recommend every now and then.  That said, coming home to nearly 1000 emails in my inbox means there’s a fair amount of catching up to do.

I didn’t do a whole lot of photography, I was needing a bit of a break for reasons I’m hopefully going to be sharing with you all very soon.  However, when we had a couple of stormy days, I couldn’t resist getting up into the mountains with my camera! Those pictures will follow.. :-)

Sotovento BeachPlaya de Sotovento de Jandia, Fuerteventura

Sotovento BeachPlaya de Sotovento de Jandia, Fuerteventura looking South

driftwoodDriftwoodriddle-of-the-sandsRiddle of the Sands

sunrise-from-casa-de-redondaSunrise from Casa de Redonda (The Round House)

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Where in the world now..

No sooner had my feet touched the tarmac following a very busy time in Iceland, than they were airborne once more but this time heading south for a bit of R & R and sunshine therapy.  With repeat medical tests looming, the results of which I’m more than a little concerned about, getting away and forgetting all of that for a wee while seemed a smart move.

Where better for such a thing than the Canary Islands, Fuerteventura to be exact.  It’s currently 24 °c, that’s around 75 °f, not too hot and with a constant cooling breeze, it’s pretty near perfect for me and to be enjoying this in March is a real treat to be sure.  Thank heavens for budget airlines.

Traveling on the first day to a near deserted beach on the northwestern side of the Island, I came across this fairly iconic symbol.

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SpacerPlease bear with me while I take this little break.  I’ll be visiting all your blogs and catching up once I’m back to a very cold, grey drizzly Cornwall in a few day’s time.  Feels like a million miles away just now not just a mere 2, 300 0dd miles.  See you soon.. :-)

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