All the news from Charco del Palo
All the news from Charco del Palo
There is a meeting of the Charco del Palo Community on Sunday the 8th March, I am hoping that something will be said about the damage and a possible plan to get it fixed. We will have to consult with the Costas and the local government offices to get permission to rebuild and like all things Spanish when its comes to making decisions there are to many chiefs and not enough indians !
If you have been checking the weather in Lanzarote, Charco del Palo over the last two months you would have seen that the weather has been very, very windy. Yes we have seen the sun but the wind has had a real chill to it. We have been on Red, Orange and Yellow Alert for high seas and strong winds at various times over the past three months and I am sadden to say that the sea has taken its toll on the Duck Pond. It was inevitable that this would or could happen, after all, the sea always claims back what is his......
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I haven't been to the Saturday Craft Market in Haria for quite some time so on Saturday I decided to take a trip up the hill and have a look around. All the products and produce at the Market are hand made or grown locally. The stalls doing the best business were the fresh fruit and vegetable stall and the freshly made bread and cakes. Massive queues at both these stalls and not unsurprisingly so because the produce looked amazing. Other stalls include, pictures, hand printed tee shirts, baskets, the traditional canarian hat, aloe vera, soaps, knitted jumpers, silver jewellery in fact lots to look at.
While I was in Haria I visited a friends house and took these amazing photos of the flowers in her garden and the views looking out towards the mirador. Its simply beautiful here on the island at the moment, we have never seen it so green.
I have just updated the information for Casa Austria so have a look and perhaps you might be tempted to book it when you are planning your next trip to Charco del Palo.
Today is the 30th anniversary of Anita (Casa Austria) arriving in Lanzarote for the very first time. All those years ago Anita was running her own restaurant in Germany and it was when she asked two very regular customers why she had not seen them in such a long time that they told her all about Lanzarote and Charco del Palo the land and house they were building, so Anita decided to check it our herself.
So it was 30 years ago today that Anita travelled to Lanzarote on her own. She told me this morning that it was very scary not knowing where the Taxi was taking her and travelling alone down what was then a dirt track to Charco del Palo, you can imagine how nervous and scared she must have felt. Anyhow she made it safely to La Tunera where she was welcomed by Helmet and this is where she stayed for one week while she had a good look around Charco del Palo for some land to build what is now Casa Austria.
After the week was up Anita flew back to Germany to speak with her partner and tell him that she had found the perfect parcel of land. So in 1985 it was all action stations, with architect drawings and planning permissions and by 1987 they were ready to start building and in August 1989 Casa Austria was finished.
One other anniversary coming up for Anita is on the 6th April and this time she celebrates living in Charco del Palo for 25 yrs.
What a nice story, Well done Anita, I for one think that Casa Austria is still one of the nicer properties to rent if you are planning a holiday in Charco del Palo.