Monday, May 05, 2014

You can keep your hat on

The last time we were in Fuerteventura was in 2007 and the small town we stayed in then has grown considerably in the intervening years. Which meant we couldn't find the 2 excellent tapas bars - the only 2 we found on our previous visit - but every other restaurant offered a choice of tapas, albeit limited and the same.

That aside our holiday was all we wanted it to be: relaxing, sunny, and, well, relaxing. Although the hotel bore a strong resemblance to Swansea Prison in its design it was very comfortable and spacious. The food was average but the cleaning-lady did arrange my nightie very prettily.
The local beach was closed to bathing because of an influx of jellyfish so we hired a car and drove along the west coast to Flag beach ...
and the east coast to El Cotillo.


We also ventured through the mountains (the one in the centre of the picture is the result of one of the more recent volcanic eruptions, about 2.5 million years ago) ...
 down to the old capital of the island, Betancuria.

Now there's one thing you need to know if you intend to visit Fuerteventura. Although the beaches we went to were all ordinary family beaches they also attract a number of naturists. Particularly older men. And particularly older men who insist on promenading the length of the beach each morning - and it's a long beach.

Trust me: there are only so many willies a girl can cope with in a day.



7 comments:

nick said...

Fabulous beaches. But if I were on the beach, I'd prefer the narcissistic males to keep their assets to themselves.

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Sounds and looks like a wonderful holiday . I am not sure I could see these men parading up and down ..what a sight!!

Never heard of a cleaning lady arranging someone's nightwear , I would certainly not do it ( I work in a bed and breakfast) can you imagine it in the uk LOL

Yes that is what you need , sunny and relaxing!!

Liz Hinds said...

Absolutely, Nick. They seem to have no concerns at all as they stroll along.

Very few women paraded so blatantly, Anne.

Leslie: said...

Nice butt, though! I must admit I prefer the back view. lol

Shirley Davis said...

And you a newly married lady, Leslie - I'm shocked!

Glad the holiday had more high points than low ones, Liz. And I am certain now that my life is to remain incomplete without a prettily folded nightie. Mine are often rolled into a ball but I'm not saying how or when.

Liz Hinds said...

That was one of the better ones on display, leslie!

What happens in the bedroom stays in the bedroom, shirl. Or the living-room or the kitchen ...

Trubes said...

We experienced the nuddie old buggers in Gran Canaria and they paraded in front of children too!
In the light of the paedophilia scandals I think it should be banned.

What consenting adults do with each other, should be confined behind four walls, and certainly not in the open.