Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Lanzarote Part 3.....

Saturday dawned and as the weather was dull, so there was no chance of sunbathing, after breakfast we decided to take advantage of the courtesy shuttle bus down to Playa Blanca to explore.  By the time we had alighted the shuttle bus the sun had slightly emerged from behind the clouds and we headed down to the harbour for a walk along the sea front.

 MWM posing

 The view of where we were heading

 Me posing, halfway there

We stopped for a coffee at one of the cafes on the promenade enjoying the sun, which had decided to make an appearance, then set off again to explore the rest of the promenade.

This is the view from the other end of the promenade looking back to where we started.

We had been told it was possible to walk the coast road from Village Playa Blanca to our hotel at Pappagayo Beach, so as there was no rush we decided to do that.  About ten minutes into our walk brought us to the new Marina Rubicon, very stylish with a wide range of interesting shops, bars and restaurants and a vast array of moored boats.

Marina Rubicon

It happened to be one of the days when the marina hosts a busy street market, so we had a mooch round the stalls and I bought a silver bead for my bead bracelet and a small mosaic elephant to add to my collection.   As we were passing through the market right down by the waterfront we noticed a bar where there was a singer and stopped to listen. 

 He was so good we decided to take a seat and have a refreshing beer whilst enjoying his singing. We took a short video of him but for some reason Blogger won't let me upload it, so I've put it on You Tube and you can see/hear it here.

Anyway,  about three beers later he had finished his spot so we decided it was time we continued our walk back to the hotel.   Here's some photos of what we saw on the way back.

It was a long walk up hill and down dale, we thoroughly enjoyed it but we were starving by the time we got back to the hotel at around 4 p.m.  Luckily the snack bar was open so we grabbed a burger and a drink before retiring to our room for a nap before getting ready for dinner.  I say a nap, it was actually a couple of hours, as we were really tired after our long walk back.

Waking refreshed we showered and changed and made our way down to the restaurant for another delicious dinner and then enjoyed the entertainment in one of the many bars.

I hope you'll join me again for Lanzarote Part 4 and The Fire Mountain.


Cloudia said...

it is a real pleasure to see you two lovelies enjoying holiday!

Does my heart good, Dear.

Aloha from Waikiki
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Beach Bum said...

Awesome pictures!

Valerie said...

Great Pictures, views and video, the guy had a really good voice. Loved the dress, by the way.

MorningAJ said...

What an amazing looking trip.

tony said...

looks Lovely ( I Have Never Been To Lanzarote :( ) ENJOY!

Daryl Edelstein said...

LOVE your evening dress ...

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

what a lovely day of memories! perfect!

smiles, bee

Anonymous said...

I am so in need of a vacation now after seeing those pictures (even overcast as it was). *drools*

de engineur said...

Great series of landscape pictures.

About the video clip, you can actually copy the embedded codes in Youtube and paste it in your posting. Your Youtube clip can then be watched from Blogger page itself.

Ron said...

First, I have to look absolutely STUNNING in that evening dress, m'dear!

What a pretty lady you are!

Second, I LOVE these photos. Especially the ones of you and MWM standing along water background. WOW!

Yes, I take listen to your You Tube video and you're right...he's VERY good!

Thanks for sharing part 3 of your trip. I look forward to part 4!

Happy Wednesday.....X

Akelamalu said...

Aw thankyou Cloudia xx

Cheers Beach Bum

Glad you enjoyed the pics and the video Valerie, thanks. x

It was very good and there's more AJ ;)

It's a lovely island Tony, there's lots to see.

Why thankyou Daryl :)

It really was Bee x

I know that feeling silverthoughts2!

Thanks de engineur. I did try what you suggest but for some reason it didn't work for me. :(

Why thankyou kindly Ron :) So pleasedyou enjoyed the photos and the video.

Shrinky said...

My, don't you brush up well? You two certainly know how to enjoy life - I particularly love that last shot of you, you look so elegant and pretty! It's been ages since I last took a "proper" holiday, I feel quite envious.

Linda said...

Look at you all dolled up there - very nice!

Once again a wonderful trip with some beautiful pictures. You and your MWM go to some absolutely gorgeous places and always seem to have such a good time! It does my heart good to see you two out enjoying life.

CrystalChick said...

Looks and sounds like more wonderfully happy times being had.
I'll check out the video next.
You both look quite nice all dressed up for dinner. What a pretty and colorful dress you're wearing.
Nice photos, thanks once again for sharing!

Mama Zen said...

What a lovely place!

Akelamalu said...

Aw thanks Shrinky, you're too kind. x

So pleased you enjoyed the photos Linda, not up to your standard I have to say but I do my best. Oh and thankyou for the compliment.x

Yes we like to make memories when we go away Crystal Chick. They will be relived many times no doubt when we are unable to travel any longer. :)

It was indeed Mama Zen

cheshire wife said...

Playa Blanca looks to be a lot more commercialised than it was 20 years ago when we visited.

A Lady's Life said...

Looks like a great place for a holiday.
You look fantastic :)

Secret Agent Woman said...

Beautiful pictures, but I like the dress best of all!

Travis Cody said...

When the scenery is that good and there are so many nice little spots to stop for a rest and refreshment, it seems like a nice way to spend a vacation day.