Our plane on the tarmac at Gatwick
Landing at Arrecife. Only two volcanoes visible
Santa Rosa Apartments
That is more par for the course - from the apartment balcony, seven volcanoes are visible (one is hidden behind the tree on the right).
Doctor fish spa
See doctor fish
. I like the bit that says they are banned in many US and Canadian states because "cosmetology regulations generally mandate that tools need to be discarded or sanitized after each use".
In Las Caletas are the two most important installations on the island. Above is the power station and …
… this is the desalination plant.
Sitting in Restaurante Asia, Calle Gran Canaria
I had decided that the five images before this one were unstitchable but I uploaded them to Google Photos and it did this brilliant job. Conversely there are several cases where I uploaded to Google in the hope of being stitched up and nothing happened.
Note the yellow submarine.
Santa Bárbara Castle
Cannot remember where
Fundación César Manrique
Jardín de Cactus
Monumento Al Campesino
Parque Nacional de Timanfaya
The left hand ship is AIDAblu
The right hand ship is AIDAblu
Jameos del Agua
No green fields
The submarine ride
It is of course mandatory that all pleasure submarines must be painted yellow and in this case the Beetles song was played as we were leaving the boat. (In naval parlance all submarines, however big are boats.)
Looking towards the stern
Closer to the bow, we see that the "driver" has a forward facing porthole, cf. a proper submarine …
A proper submarine
The commander of a proper submarine would be horrified at the thought of portholes and knows full well that the boat is controlled from amidships. This is HMS Oceleot
, built in Chatham in 1960 and now back in Chatham on permanent display.
Picturesque and undeveloped
Cueva de los Verdes
Mirador del Rio
Diseminado de Guatiza
Barranco de las Piletas
The guide book had warned us to arrive early to visit the mountain. We took its advice and were able to drive straight in. As we came away at 12:00, this is the queue!
The camel is the ship of the desert and on this ship, because of the uneven load, a bag of ballast has been added beside the girl on the left.
Museo César Manrique, Haría
Manrique wind sculpture
On the Sunday after our return, walking through Beddington Park, Wallington I suddenly realised: there is running fresh water; there are big trees and every bit of the ground is covered with vegetation!
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