Puerto Del Carmen Old Town and Harbour The sun came out briefly for a few hours today. We took a stroll through the back streets of the old town (La Tiñosa) down towards the harbour. It was pleasantly quiet. More, it was pleasantly warm. Calle Los Alfrechos Calle Los Infantes As we make our way … Continue reading La Tiñosa
Month: January 2023
oh the weather outside …..
'Cause I love to live so pleasantlyLive this life of luxuryLazin' on a sunny afternoon Raymond Douglas Davies If Ray Davies had visited Lanzarote in January he may well have changed the lyrics of Sunny Afternoon. Maybe it won’t stay on for long …. Eleven days in and one half decent day of sunshine wasn’t … Continue reading oh the weather outside …..
the orange walk
no, not one of those celebrating Prince William of Orange's victory over King James II & VII at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. No, this was the walk that left my trainers, socks, shorts and legs orange from the dust and sand on our coastal walk. (So, flutes away.) Date of walk: 25 … Continue reading the orange walk
I ate Bugs Bunny
The Island Bistro Date of visit: 21 January 2023 The Island Bistro Restaurant The Island Bistro has good reviews. It is still sporting the same menu that it had on our last visit in 2019. Warning or not? I opted for the same dish as I had last time as it was good - Rabbit … Continue reading I ate Bugs Bunny
Date of visit: 18 January 2023 Mumbai Masala in Puerto Del Carmen is one of the more highly rated restaurants here. We’ve been her before on previous holidays and it is good. This visit was no different. It was busy but we got squeezed in. Chicken Chasni and Lamb Jalfrezi followed. The lamb is to … Continue reading mumbai masala
vamos a la cantina
Emma’s Cantina by the harbour in Puerto Del Carmen old town, to be precise. It’s a barn of a place; not sure if it’s an authentic look or not. But you have to try it. Date of visit: 17 January 2023 We went straight for the mains: Chicken Burritos and Chilli Rojo. Wow! This is … Continue reading vamos a la cantina
Line 3 is the bus route between Costa Teguise and Puerto Del Carmen. I liken it to the Number 4 route in Glasgow - it's got a timetable but it's kept secret from the buses. As the weather was refusing to brighten up, we decided on a trip to the capital Arrecife. The number 3 … Continue reading 3
rain, our new holiday tradition
So this is a holiday tradition we need to break quickly. 'First' days on our recent travels have invariably been filled with the wet stuff. Lanzarote is no different. No sooner had we left the airport terminal than it began to rain. That was two days ago. The rain showers continue and the wind is … Continue reading rain, our new holiday tradition
carless in the canaries
After a month away from social media mid-January finds us back in The Canaries. We’re in Puerto Del Carmen on Lanzarote, the most northerly of the islands. We had decided to fly from Edinburgh rather than Glasgow - to save £100. A few days after booking I started having negative thoughts about driving to Edinburgh … Continue reading carless in the canaries