Tuesday, April 5, 2011

GRAN CANARIA, FUERTEVENTURA.

THERES NOTHING BETTER THEN ESCAPING THE WINTER CHILL. ALTHOUGH BARCELONA DOESNT SUFFER A WINTER QUITE AS HARSH AS THE REST OF EUROPE WE DECIDED TO GO THE CANARY ISLANDS FOR 2 WEEKS TO KICK START THE SUMMER ! THE CANARY ISLANDS ARE A GROUP OF SPANISH ISLANDS SITUATED OFF THE NORTH-WEST COAST OF AFRICA STARTING ONLY 100KMS WEST OF THE BORDER BETWEEN MOROCCO AND THE WESTERN SAHARA. THEY ARE SURROUNDED BY THE ATLANTIC OCEAN AND HAVE A SUBTROPICAL CLIMATE. IN TOTAL THERES 13 ISLANDS & ISLETS AND ON OUR TRIP WE HAVE DECIDED TO VISIT 2 OF THEM; FIRST STOP FUERTEVENTURA FOLLOWED BY GRAN CANARIA.
IT WAS STRAIGHT OFF THE PLANE AND STRAIGHT INTO AN ABANDONED BEACHFRONT HOTEL. THE AMOUNT OF ABANDONED/ UN-OCCUPIED BEACH FRONT PROPERTIES IN FUERTEVENTURA IS SIMPLY MIND BLOWING. THE TEMPERATURE WAS ALREADY NOTICEABLY 5-8 DEGREES WARMER THEN BARCELONA EVEN THOUGH THE SUN WAS FADING INTO THE ATLANTIC. YOU CAN SEE THE DELIGHT IN MARYS FACE WHEN SHE ROSE THE FOLLOWING MORNING WITH A FACE FULL OF SUN!!!
FORTUNATELY WE WERE STAYING WITH MY FRIEND JAVI, ALBA AND SUIT (THEIR AUSTRALIAN CATTLE DOG) IN CORRLEJO. THANKS SO MUCH FOR HELPING US OUT GUYS!!! WE HIRED A CAR AND WENT FOR A LITTLE DRIVE AROUND TOWN. CORRALEJO IS A NICE LITTLE TOWN, BUT UNFORTUNATELY FOR US THE NEW SKATEPARK (WHICH IS FINISHED) IS UN-SKATE-ABLE UNTIL THE OFFICIAL OPENING! WE TRIED TO BARGE IT BUT THE SECURITY MAN WOULDNT NOT HAVE A SLICE OF IT. BUMMMMMING! JAVI NEW OF A NICE LITTLE SKATEPARK 20 MINS DRIVE AWAY WITH A LITTLE BANK TO CURB. BUT ON THE WAY SEEINGS WE ARE IN THE 25 DEGREE HEAT WE DECIDED TO GO FOR A SWIM WHILE JAVI GAVE MILES A LESSON IN BEACH TENNIS, WHICH IS VERY POPULAR DOWN HERE!!! AFTER A MUCH NEEDED DIP WE HIT THE SKATEBOARD FOR A LITTLE SHRED AND THEN JAVI TOOK US TO THE OTHER SIDE DOF THE ISLAND TO WATCH THE SUNSET . . .
























2 comments:

WE THE LOONS. said...

bank to ledge spot! amazing!

Matt Hillier said...

Where's the concreate spot?

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