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May 23-26: Just to see another of the islands, I had decided to spend my last three nights on Gran Canaria. Rather than flying, I took the ferry from Puerto del Rosario on Fuerteventura to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The journey took close to seven hours – but they show movies onboard! The first one had English subtitles, but the next two didn't. I think I was the only non-Spanish-speaking person onboard. ...
... 430 so we headed to California and rented boogie boards to play with. It was a little harder then I expected but all we were doing was riding with the wave on our belly. Figured it was a good time to pull out the disposable camera and snap some shots. Hope they turn out alright. We returned the boogies and headed for the real deal! We put on our wetsuits, grabbed our boards and headed for the ocean! Our lesson lasted all of 5 ...
... it's like. Luckily I'm paranoid about missing flights and such because every aspect of the airport was on 'manana' time. We stood in every line possible and had a series of mishaps beyond our control that took us three hours in total. We had a third passenger in our row this time but he didn't say a peep for the whole 4 1/2 hour flight back home. Overall it was a very relaxing, comfortable fun beach getaway. I understand why it's so popular with the Brits!
... basic necessities like water. We arrived safely and eagerly stepped out of the cabin. Instantly I felt that dewy warmth on my dehydrated airplane skin. If I could bottle that feeling I would!
NB I'm still working out the kinks of this website. I'll publish this and then the next entry will be a continuation of our adventure in Spain.
... along the coast to see the old cathedral and a neat museum dedicated to a local artist. (Nestor someone? I forget his name!) After Las Palmas we made our way to Maspalomas at the southern tip of the island. Due to some massively poor planning on our part (who knew Carnaval lasted till March sixth??? Apparently all the tourists at the nearly fully booked hotels did!) we ended up at another "resort" type hotel. Actually it was pretty nice but ...
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