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I decided a night in Puerto del Rosario might be good for a change of scene and I had an early flight in the morning. I probably should have listened more to what I'd been told, it's more industrial and not so enjoyable. Still it was a transit stop that helped me get to the airport in plenty of time, the bus being much more efficient than I'd expected.
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. ...
... good use. Apart from that though the beach was pretty much deserted, which was probably most unusual.
Exploring some of the streets we discovered another one of those miscellaneous stores selling all sorts of imported Oriental stuff, so once again I was able to go in and buy lots of different kumihimo cords at a bargain price. :-) Then we spotted a bar with free wi-fi, so we went in and ordered a beer each, and I was able to check ...
... traders can't wait to pounce on you to sell their wares but here in Gran Tarajal we were greeted with a smile FREE!Almost half the Islands population live in Puerto del Rosario, the port town and is the Islands capital since 1860.Following Spain's departure from the Sahara in 1975, 5000 soldiers of the Foreign Legion were garrisoned here. Their quarters are still used ...
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.
More to follow!