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Walk in La Graciosa, Pedro Barba

Normally when we go walking in La Graciosa, we head South out of the village and around to Playa La Francesa, as do many other visitors. If you’re looking for something a bit more secluded, we’d recommend walking North along the coast to Pedro Barba.

Walk Pedro Barba La Graciosa

We actually walked this in reverse, as we were dropped off by the Lineas Romero boat in the harbour of Pedro Barba on the Marine Excursion to Alegranza organised by the Lanzarote Active Club. In one direction it’s a clearly marked coastal path, the length is 5km. If you haven’t got a head for heights you may not like the drop offs on this route, so you could walk along the dirt roads shown on the map above, which is the 12,6km circular route recommended from Caleta del Sebo.

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We spent a lovely hour or so in Pedro Barba, there is a gorgeous beach and harbour area, which is fabulous for snorkelling.   read more »

Monarch Denies Rumours Of Financial Troubles

Rumours were rife last night that the holiday company and airline Monarch were about to cease trading.

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These came about as several aircraft from other carriers, including United Airlines aircraft from the US, were re positioned to Monarch destinations and then given flight schedules which matched Monarch’s services. It was thought these aircraft were intended to provide repatriation flights under the ATOL scheme, as they had been chartered by the Civil Aviation Authority. At one time there appeared to be two aircraft inbound to Lanzarote as part of these charters, one a 787 due in this evening and the other due later in the week.  read more »

Line Dancing In Lanzarote

I caught up with Wendy Allan, who runs Lanzarote Line Dancing earlier this week. She has been coming to the island for many years, has a place here, and recently moved here full time.

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Back in the UK, she runs West Coast Country Liners, and she has been teaching Line Dancing for 21 years. She is fully qualified with the BWDA and her style is modern, often using chart music, and always using routines that match the latest ones being taught around the world.

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Avoid "Non Official" Postal Services While On Holiday In Lanzarote

We’ve been contacted by a couple of readers who used “non-official” postage stamps that they bought from tourist shops in the resorts and then put onto postcards to send home. In both cases, they were told by the shops to pop the postcards into letter boxes outside the shops. The postcards never arrived.

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One of them remembered the stamps were issued by a company called “Sun Post” and we’ve found threads on Trip Advisor where other people have bought stamps from them and where once again, the postcard were never delivered.  read more »

Free Book Excerpt - Walking in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura

We’re coming up to walking season in Lanzarote - the summer is pretty much too hot to enjoy walking far on the island, but winter is perfect for exploring some of the stunning places and incredible views we have all over the island. And where else in the world can you stroll into a volcano?

We’ve been recommending Paddy Dillon’s excellent book, Walking in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura,  for a few years now. It has 45 walks in it, including 14 stages of the GR131 trail, and is full of great photos and useful tips, as well as practical information like getting transport and where to stop for food and drink. There are even two walks on La Graciosa, and all have maps and turn by turn directions.

The publishers, Cicerone,  contacted us recently and offered to let us publish an excerpt and this is Walk 8 - Cueva de los Naturalistas, a 9KM walk which will take about three hours.  read more »

The Rising Tide

The Rising Tide project by British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor has been installed in Arrecife.

The Rising Tide

This striking horsemen exhibition was created as a demonstration to highlight climate change. The visibility of the figures changes with the ebb and flow of the tide. The four riders on horses whose heads resemble oil extraction machinery, are a reminder of how close we are to nature.    read more »

The Lanzarote Information Podcast

Our weekly newsletter goes out to around 13,000 people every Friday. As a big fan of Podcasts, it dawned on me that some people might prefer to listen to the news from Lanzarote, rather than read it.

Podcasts

With that in mind, I’ve created a Podcast of yesterday’s newsletter, and will continue to record one every week for a few weeks to see if its something that readers might enjoy.   read more »


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