Lanzarote – The Canary Island.

Our 12 day stay in Lanzarote flew by in a flash.  Our work list and warranty issues meant we spent the majority of the time on board the boat getting her ready for the longer passage ahead.  Luckily we had been there before, so although it would have been nice to do a little Island touring it wasn’t a big deal to not be able to.

Someone asked ‘Whats the Island like?’ .  Well to explain it in short it’s dry and barren.IMG_2521

Lanzarote is comparatively low lying in comparison to the other Canary Islands.  The landscape consist of smooth Volcanic cones and black lava plains.  It is 60km long and 20km wide and one of seven Islands that make up the Canary Islands group.

IMG_2427Lanzarote’s industry seems to thrive on tourism.  Tourist complexes and holiday resorts are jutted all over the moon like landscape.  The Island is beautiful in its own way.  The contrasting contours and rugged rockiness makes it special.   The beaches are stunning, with clean white sand and the surrounding waters are crystal clear.  Restaurants and Spanish Tapas Bars are everywhere.IMG_2447

We were docked in Marina Rubicon.  A fairly new marina which celebrated its 10th year this year.  The staff are welcoming and friendly and the facilities are good.  For us it was a good change after our last few weeks of being on a working dock.

IMG_2431Lanzarote a wonderful stay in the Spanish Sun. IMG_2506

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