On April 7th Lanzarote resident Alan Gandy left his home in Playa Blanca for a walk, not just any walk, he planned to walk his way across the seven Canary Islands to raise money for two charities.
We’ve been following his progress with interest, he’s on day twenty and has covered Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, La Gomera and is currently in La Palma before tackling the last island of El Hierro. Alan has walked the island of Lanzarote before in early 2011, the difference of a couple of days walking to a few weeks of walking is an immense challenge, especially considering he is on his own and away from home.
You can read a daily account of Alan’s progress on his website www.alangandy.com for more frequent updates and to see the fabulous photos and videos taken during his walk follow him on Facebook Alan-Gandys-Siete-Islas-Walk
Day 01 Órzola to Tías 45.27km
Day 02 Tías to Playa Blanca 26.35km
Day 03 Playa Blanca to Puerto del Rosario 31.59km
Day 04 Puerto del Rosario to Nuevo Horizonte 12.56km
Day 05 Nuevo Horizonte to Gran Tarajal 28.13km
Day 06 Gran Tarajal to Costa Calma 25.3km
Day 07 Costa Calma to Morro Jable 20.78km
Day 08 Rest day
Gran Canaria 54.61km
Day 09 Las Palmas to Aguimes 35.17km
Day 10 Aguimes to Playa del Ingles 19.44km
Day 11 Rest day
Day 12 Santa Cruz to Las Caletillas 13.35km
Day 13 Las Caletillas to Arico 29.07km
Day 14 Arico to Playa de Las Americas 29.42km
Day 15 Rest day
La Gomera 35.33km
Day 16 San Sebastian to Las Hayas 23.05km
Day 17 Las Hayas to Valle Gran Rey 12.28km
Day 18 Rest day
Day 19 Santa Cruz to Fuencaliente 18.84km
Our intrepid explorer from Playa Blanca has two more days of walking before he finishes his trip, he’s walked just over 370km so far, met some amazing people and truly discovered by first hand the beauty and diversity of the Canary Islands.
Alan has already raised £1,310 for his two chosen charities Rose Road Association and Niños del Tercer Mundo, it’s not too late to donate, you can show your support for Alan’s commitment by visiting his donation page: www.justgiving.com/Alan-Gandy-Siete-Islas-2012
A few local companies have helped Alan with the costs during this mammoth walk, Agua Clara have sponsored his drinking water, Naviera Armas have sponsored his ferry crossings and Wax Bar will be holding a charity auction on the 10th May when Alan is hopefully back on the island.