Day 45 – ‘Piering’ Out To Sea…

Not much of a pier in truth, just an old concrete jetty by the lighthouse at Maspalomas. There are archeological ruins nearby of an aboriginal settlement dating back some 1000 years, but the area is dominated by the Maspalomas Sand Dunes, and numerous holiday hotels.

Concrete pier, Maspalomas – iPhone XR
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Day 44 – Someone’s Got To Do It…

There’s no guarantee of warm weather and sunshine in the Canary Islands in February, but we hoped for temperatures in the low 20s, with at least some sunshine. Our expectations have been somewhat exceeded, with wall to wall sunshine all week, and as you see, the temperature peaked at an impressive 34°C this afternoon. So warm in fact that we had to seek shelter (in the bar of course!)

Summer sun, Meloneras – iPhone XR

Day 43 – Fancy An All-over Tan…?

Well, here’s the place to get it – naturist section of beach at Maspalomas on Gran Canaria. Despite the warm sunny weather there were very few takers – just a few wizened individuals huddled at one end of the beach …

Naturist Beach, Maspalomas – iPhone XR

Day 34 – Another Sunny Day…

… but we spent most of it shopping… Not that we actually go out shopping very much these days – pretty much everything is available on line, but we wanted to look for a particular piece of furniture, so there was nothing for it but to head out to the shopping mall.

Festival Park, Stoke. iPhone XR

Day 33 – Don’t Be Fooled…

… by the sunshine. It’s a lot colder here than it looks – barely above freezing today. In the summer we’ll have the doors open and be sitting outside our little ‘gin palace’ at the top of the garden, enjoying the views and a G&T, but for now it’s all closed up against the elements.

Margaret’s Gin Palace – iPhone XR