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Arrived at Las Palmas at 10am and it was beautifully warm. We set off through the city to the lovely long beach area. There was a wide promenade are and we walked a couple of km along it and the beach. Had a cup of tea and cake watching the surfers at the break at the end of the beach near the theatre. Walked back into ...
... not surprising since they are in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
There is a huge hotel here that has 2000 rooms but only 6 storeys high.......very sprawling with lots of gardens.
Nearly one half of the island is a UNESCO Biosphere reserve.......especially the area of the sand dunes where we were to protect the birds and fish that live there. People are not allowed in. We were impressed by this.
Back at the boat we took in some ...
... are still lived in by families with farmland in the area.
4. See the sights at Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Make sure you don some sturdy shoes for your day at Las Palmas de Gran Canaria - there's plenty to fit in. Don't miss Casa de Colon, where Colombus took some time out between his ocean adventures, or the Museo Canario, which recounts the island's grizzly pre-conquest past. The 15th-century cathedral should also be high up your must-see list. ...
... thriving in the volcanic soil. However, some areas appear barren due to the rocky terrain, and the acres of chicken wire covering some of the steeper areas to prevent boulders falling on those below, does little to enhance the visual appeal or to alleviate this rough, harsh effect. Although, bright and lush flowers poked their blossoms defiantly out from the chicken wire, determined in their optimism.
Narrow, windy and endless mountain roads lead high into the ...
... to it. The town was covered in Palm trees and the air temperature was 25°C. This is at current, my favourite port. The waters in Gran Canaria were very turquoise, creating the Caribbean feel. Along the quayside and throughout the town, there were many palm trees. After walking from the ship, we went to the adjacent shopping centre where there was free wifi. Thankfully it let me upload ...