Category Archives: Canary Islands

Quick Day Tour of Gran Canaria

Our best man, Steve, is with us this week so we hired a car from ‘Goldcar’ at the airport, which only cost us 200 pounds for 2 weeks and 4 days. As a one-way trip to the airport by taxi … Continue reading

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Quick Visit to the UK

Just back in Las Palmas after 5 days in the UK. 2 EasyJet flights and both were delayed, the latter for 3 hours. Plus 62 pounds excess baggage to pay for (which was my fault for buying too many M&S … Continue reading

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Las Palmas

Over the past few days we have explored the town centre, found a couple of good supermarkets which between them stock virtually everything we need. The cost of some items is very high though, for example a small tin of … Continue reading

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First Leg UK to Gran Canaria Complete!

Since leaving Haslar Marina we have sailed 2153 miles and reached Las Palmas marina last night at 8pm, just before dark. The entrance into the outer harbour was a bit rough and there were some huge commercial ships to keep … Continue reading

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Swimming, Baking and Painting

Started the day off with a warm swim in crystal clear water off the sandy beach next to the marina. This is the life! Beats getting up at 0500 to drive along the M4 to Bristol in the dark to … Continue reading

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Good To Be Back!

Great to be back in the sunshine again after 3 weeks in the UK, which were mainly wet and cold! Having had so long without sun I mistakenly put the bimini away at lunch time and of course it was … Continue reading

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Time to Return to Povoa

I am having a weekend in London staying with my eldest son, Elliott and his girlfriend Claudia, before returning to Gatwick and on to Porto on Wednesday. Am really looking forward to seeing Rob and Beyzano again! Sadly, my old … Continue reading

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