Lanzarote 17th-24th June

Hello!

Oh. My. Gosh. What a hectic few months! Shame on me for not keeping you guys updated but life is like that sometimes!

We spent seven days in Puerto Del Carmen a small town, on the coast of Lanzarote.

Our flight on day one was incredibly early, leaving at 6.10 AM when we got there the taxi from the airport was only 10 minutes to the place we were staying: Atlantic View apartments, situated in Calle Salinas. Whilst waiting for our room to be prepared we had a drink at the Poolside bar, ran by a lovely English man. I quickly found out not to order double measures!We found our bearings and went out to dinner at Casa Cabana, a beautiful restaurant situated on the harbour.

We spent the second day on the beach, for only €12 you can rent out two beds and an umbrella until 6 pm, which is then yours to come back to if you wish. We took to having lunch on the main strip where we went to Chiquito- a Mexican restaurant. the sun had obviously gone to my head as I ordered a vegetable sandwich! The biggest mistake I have ever made! I didn’t have another chance to eat that night as we went straight out to the bars!

Day three, hungover, tired & sunburnt! We got breakfast at a bar on the strip & then decided to head back to the apartment, make use of the pool & to catch up on some sleep. The average temperature for the week was 30C but most days it reached much higher than that & the chilly pool was gratefully appreciated in the heat.  I sat outside the apartment writing up some notes, whilst Pippa slept.

The fourth day we spent again on the beach, but this time with more sun cream! We were in and out of the sea, I decided to buy a cheap pair of goggles so I could see the beautiful clear sea & the numerous fish which were brave enough to swim amongst us. Before submerging my head under the water, these goggles I bought for €1.99, snapped! I was devastated and I so wanted to see the fish!

On Friday, we got up rather early after a good nights rest & went down to Oceanos de Fuegos- a local diving club which also had a restaurant. After grabbing brunch we headed to the 30ft wide Rockpool named “The Arms”. From the name, you can guess why. My sister & I rented snorkels and fins for just €14, same deal as the beach beds: they are yours for the day.

Saturday’s sunburn was worse than any other day of the week, this time it was our backs (from the snorkelling), making it near impossible to get any sleep, many wet towels at our aid! Pippa and I spent the day in and out of the pool relaxing.

On day 6, we headed down to the strip to get some souvenirs – extremely expensive, but so worth the welcomes they got when back in the UK. We mostly packed and tidied the apartment, ready for our departure.

8 AM on Monday morning in Lanzarote’s airport, ready to go home! Everyone was uncomfortable and hot on the plane, making the trip all the more enjoyable! Finally touching down in the UK was such a relief, I went to meet my friends from work at The Blue Boar in Witney. I was so glad to see them again!

As always, pleasure to have you reading,

Michelle xx.