in this episode: Megabus La Sal Strictly Ballroom Howies Megabus Saturday finds us on the No 900 Citylink bus to Edinburgh. These buses are pretty smart and more than worth the £0.00 + £1.00 booking fee. The journey takes longer than it used to - about an hour and a half. The view from the … Continue reading strictly edinburgh
spring … (well almost)
We're getting towards the end of April now and Scottish blue skies and bright sunshine are proving to be as deceptive as ever. That inviting weather is calling you. "Come on", it says, "What about a nice long walk by the river?" Armed with a pullover (just in case) you step outside. A biting North … Continue reading spring … (well almost)
What’s A Sparling?
Dumfries & Galloway Day 3 - Easter Sunday Yes! So what is a sparling? Firstly, it's not a mis-spelt starling! Day 3 (our last full day) is a lazy day. Long(ish) lie in, full Scottish breakfast, followed by a riverside walk by The Cree. No sun today and the breeze is just a little bit … Continue reading What’s A Sparling?
Dumfries & Galloway Day 2 - Saturday 8 April It’s early. It’s still dark outside. Not just dark, it’s noisy. The birds have decided it’s time to get up. I roll over and manage to go back to sleep. 7.15am. One particular blackbird thinks he is in a competition for the loudest bird in Newton … Continue reading Crafty!
Largs in April – A Good Idea?
At 9 Celcius and windy, then most likely not. Monday had been such a fine day we ventured down the coast on Tuesday. We took the M8 'scenic' route by the River Clyde estuary, through Port Glasgow, Greenock and Gourock. We pass the Fiasco Ferries at Ferguson Marine en-route - and by the looks of … Continue reading Largs in April – A Good Idea?
the worst weather app
(and puerto del carmen review) Oh look, it's 21 degrees again!(By the way, Tuesday was cloudy with rain in the afternoon) After three weeks of mis-information it's time to ditch this BBC weather app. It would have you believe you’re flying out to temperatures of 21 degrees all day, every day. Another ‘pleasant’ afternoon in … Continue reading the worst weather app
there and back again
(no, not a hobbit’s tale) So, on Friday we did the Puerto Calero walk again - just to see what it felt like with the sun shining. And it felt quite nice. There were a lot more people walking the trail this time - amazing what a bit of heat on your back can do. … Continue reading there and back again
now, are ye absolutely sure you’re in spain?
The little commercial centre on Calle Toscon. You can find the Highlander Too, Hankey Panky’s, The Tapas Tree and Mario’s Pizzeria here. Puerto Del Carmen Island: Lanzarote Province: Las Palmas Municipality: Tias Autonomous Community: Canary Islands Time zone: GMT +0.00 Currency: Euro Languages spoken: Spanish, although English with an Irish accent would come in handy. … Continue reading now, are ye absolutely sure you’re in spain?
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
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 …..