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Lovely little place where Columbus stopped for water on his voyages. Went for a walk and found a bar with wifi. When we got back to the ship we had a very late lunch at about 2.15. Didn't bother with a sweet as afternoon tea started at 2.30 so had a tea cake and cakes instead. In the evening went to the dancing after champagne at the jewellery store. We'd got an invite but didn't buy anything. Then late night ...
... They served us a delicious salad buffet and the biggest pan of Paella I have ever seen. Everyone said there Thanks and most people boarded the bus to head out. We took the afternoon to enjoy some deck time and a trip to the hotel spa. Martin got a massage and I got a full set of exfoliating treatments followed by a massage. Tonight is our final night in the Canary Islands and we are sad to ...
Today's route was a loop around the island with some significant climbing. The elevation change we go up to is 3799 feet. We started the day out in the van to avoid some very steep grades up the mountain. The bikers who did it said it was the toughest start they have done. We got out of the van in El Palmar and started to climb a slow steady up hill ranging for 7 to 12 percent grades. Martin was having some breathing ...
... bag off for the rest of the trip. We upgraded our bikes and the light weight made a big difference on the climbs. I still out climbed Martin but he sails past me on the down hills. We joined the bus again because the road became to rough for safe biking over the next climb. We stayed on the bus to head to our next hotel in Buenavista on the coast. I rode 16 miles and Martin rode 26 miles with elevation gains of 2160 feet. The trip on the ...
... beauty but also is famous for both its shopping and its food. During the day we viewed streets full of many examples of the former and sampled much of the latter.
We wandered to and then around the other side of the dominant headland before climbing the well-worn paths to the top and gazed from the foot of the statuesque JC marvelling at the panoramic view below. A fort was located on top of this headland and I think it has been used as a place to defend the bay form as ...
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