Barcelo Jandia Playa
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May 12-23: I am on my own on a desert island. Fuerteventura (means "strong winds"), the second-largest island in the Canaries archipelago, lies just 100 kilometres northwest of Africa. There used to be some groundwater and precipitation, but now there's just year-round sunshine and hardly any rain. Water comes from desalination, powered by wind turbines.
This volcanic island was granted Biosphere Reserve status by UNESCO in 2009. ...
... the two quizzes our team had won; we managed to pick up a Fred Olsen Cruise Lines coffee mug.
In the Neptune Lounge we collected a free glass of ‘champers’ (not so exciting any more when it’s all free) while listening to the Braemar Orchestra. Then Captain ‘Bent Over’ arrived and made a little speech to summarise this cruise; he commented on the weather and sea conditions and remarked that the wind ...
... and more musicians entertaining the crowds.We have visited some very diverse ports on this cruise, met some lovely people, enjoyed good food and apart from David bashing his knees and myself now having a cough and cold it had been a great start to the New Year.Now we can look forward to joining MS Braemar on another voyage in a few weeks time to West Africa & Cape Verde ...
We are warmly welcomed at the hotel for our 5 night all inclusive stay. Our room is very spacious with an excellent balcony and sea views. The hotel is set in beautiful gardens.
We spend the next few days relaxing locally and travelling around the southern tip of Fuerteventura.
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We head south and travel through some scenic sand dine areas and then through some small roads over and through the mountains. There are numerous volcanoes and lava flows in a variety of colours and contrasts of texture. The small towns are very interesting too, particularly Betancuria which is very pretty with interesting buildings and colourful flowers.
In the evening ...