Not exactly inviting...

Trip Start Apr 01, 2012
Trip End Aug 31, 2013

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Flag of Spain  , Canary Islands,
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

We looked out from our port window and had to admit that staying in bed seemed like a really good option. Lava rock, lava rock, desolate lava rock land. Nothing about the place seemed to call to us from what we could see. What were the chances weŽd ever be back though?

After a leisurely breakfast, we geared up to venture outside. We almost got talked into sharing a cab with some other cruisers, to go up north to some caves. Not having that be high on our must do list, we ended up saving the money and walking into town. It was still fairly early so nothing was open. We just did what we do best...walk.

We walked, and walked, and walked all over the coast. They did have some wide paths to take in the ocean view so that was nice. The weather was pretty cloudy so the sun didnŽt really shine a spotlight on anything particularly interesting. That also kept the temperature nice and cool for our walk. We found a spot that we could snag free wifi, so we downloaded our emails and checked up on things. (It was really odd to not have Internet on the ship but it was good for us to let go. Especially me, since I have a daily ritual of things I check into...)

This island is suppose to have some great wine, something to do with the volcanic land...whoŽd have thought!? So as we walked back into town, things had become more lively and shops had opened up. We were recommended to try out Bar Andalusia. It was a quaint shop and the lady running the place had told us that their white wines were the best. We tend to stick to the reds but are by no means connoisseurs. She had a bottle of white with no label, made from a local guy for 7 euros. We started with a glass to make sure we liked it and ended up drinking the bottle. The olive tapas there were also delicious. They had one of our favorites so we tried our first taste of gazpacho since we were in Spain five years ago. (FIVE years ago...already!) After that, we noticed another cute looking place, around back. Steve tried the Dorado beer and I had to taste a glass of the local red wine. Alcohol always makes the day more fun!

Sometimes we just have to step out of our comfort zone. The world is waiting to delight us... Who doesnŽt like that?!
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