Day two work at Duck Pond and the big boys have arrived. Loads of earth has been piled onto the first terrace and displaced rocks from the lower wall are being pushed around. Only one workman today by the looks of things and thats him in the picture with the digger.
I am pleased to offer you some reduced prices for Finca del Mar and Nube apartments for May and June 2018.
Finca del Mar with large terrace costs just 60€ a night
Finca del Mar with small terrace and Nube Nº 7 cost 55€ a night
Nube 5 and 6 cost 65€ a night.
Above prices are for two person occupancy. There is also a cleaning fee of 60€ per rental.
Just to let you all know that work has started at the Duck Pond. A skip and was delivered this morning complete with the cement mixer, water, cement and two able bodied men. The dangerous areas have now been roped off and the cement mixers were whirling around as I left. I even got the men to strike a pose. Will keep you updated with photos etc.
It's Carnival time again in Lanzarote and its all set to start on the 2nd February in Arrecife. There are lots of things happening between now and the main procession which takes place on Monday 12th February this is followed by the Burial of the Sardine on Wednesday 14th February. Both processions are along the seafront road in Arrecife and start at approx 18hrs. Check out www.lanzaroteinformation.co.uk for loads more information on whats happening during these two weeks of Carnival in Arrecife.
During the Arrecife Carnival there is a Feria de la Tapa on Saturday 10th February starting at 12 midday and going through till midnight. All the tapas are 1€ and normally the drinks are the same. The seafront by the Music Kiosk is the venue for the Feria de la Tapa. You will find lots of small tents all selling different tapas for just 1€. There is always music and its a fun thing to go too. Make sure you have designated driver though.
After Arrecife it's time for Puerto del Carmen to put on the show between the 15th and 18th February. The carnival procession is on Saturday 17th taking up the whole of the seafront road.
Haria has its turn between 22nd and 25th February, the main procession is on the Saturday night of the 24th February.
The festivities start in Costa Teguise on the 26th February with the Murgas competitions running till 28th February.
1st March Drag Queen Parade
2nd March Traditional parade in Ville de Teguise
3rd March Grand Carnival Parade in Costa Teguise
Playa Blanca Carnival is from the 9th till 11th March. Big parade on the 10th March
So what do you do when the weather is cold, its raining and you just need to get out of the house or you'll go stir crazy - Yep, we took a run into Arrecife this morning just for something to do !
We dressed the part in layers and layers of clothing, waterproof jackets, boots and off we set, anyone would think we were heading to the antarctic. The weather during our walk was a mixture of wind, sun and rain, not always in that order. Here are a few photos taken during our walk.
First photo is of the Castillo de San Gabriel, then the Music Kiosk, followed by the small sailing boats rocking gently in the ocean. If you are not inclined to work the seafront then you can catch the little red train at San Gines.
Just round the corner from the small sailing boats is a cabin selling coffee and a pergola where you will always see the old men playing dominos. The next photo shows the tide is out exposing the reef. Not much work today for the man with the sun beds and finally a view of the Gran Hotel looking across the beach and reef. You can go to the top of the Gran Hotel for a coffee (service is dreadful) but you can get some great photo's while you are there.
We headed back to the new Marina where the van was parked and decided to call into our favourite coffee shop "Panadería Pastelería Francesa". Great selection of cakes, filled rolls and other goodies. We took home two pieces of quiche, can't wait to have it for my tea, yum. Other photos show the marina with the Cruise Ship Aida in the background.
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