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    The quest was Mirador Del Rio!

    An architectural delight straight out of a Bond film overlooking La Graciosa Island and far reaching views to Saharan Africa.

    A cycling hot spot is the Canary Islands, these hill climbing roadbikers are hardcore to get up here..
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    8 Euros each to enter..
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    Cafe Con Leche time..
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    The view didn't disappoint..
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    Fermara beach next!

    The Winter surfing mecca of Europe, onwards...
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    Shalom

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    Making people dance. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
    I'm sure the Stooges will contradict me
    I'm sure you don't know the meaning of that word.


    Anyway, what places/activities today? Looks like a nice place for a week or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    Upon reaching his 10th birthday, a German boy was registered and investigated (especially for “racial purity”) and, if qualified, inducted into the Deutsches Jungvolk (“German Young People”). At age 13 the youth became eligible for the Hitler Youth, from which he was graduated at age 18.



    This isn't a forum for BS, BC.
    Not the point, you're ruining the motion of the story.

    We will settle on Hitler youth prospects

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    Great view Joe and made even better with a coffee.

    Definitely got us thinking of making a trip, lots of hiking on those islands and I hope they still sell pistachio ice cream everywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    Anyway, what places/activities today?
    Mostly this..

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    And this..

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    That asparagus looks like it's seen better days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonecollector View Post
    hope they still sell pistachio ice cream everywhere
    Indeed they do!

    Had three portions the other night!

    Lovely stuff.

    2.50 Euros for a large cone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
    Mostly this..
    Good man.

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    Bocadillo and a couple of beers.

    The bread has to be as dry as a nun's chuff.

    It means it cannot be consumed without two beers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    That asparagus looks like it's seen better days.
    A couple of questions Ciz??

    What nefarious activities go on in these volcanic rock beach wind breakers?

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    Apart from Sunbathing and crackhead sleeping rough..

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    Secondly do you reckon you could take this without it touching the sides?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarilynMonroe View Post
    Cutey pie

    Sounds like you are enjoying yourself, great pics Joe!

    I have heard of but never been to the Canary Islands meself. Did it take you awhile to get there?

    Why thankyou Miss Monroe.

    Only a 4 hour flight.


    Tourists here are mainly from Mainland Spain, Germany, France and the UK.

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    Teguise en route to Fermara Beach..

    A cool mountain town with a jazz bar and craft ale pubs down every back street..
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    The notoriously dark surfers graveyard.

    There are ambulances permently stationed along the beach road such is the danger here.

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    Times getting on and we've worked up an appetite.

    Starter..
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    Canarian potatoes grown in volcanic dust with a special savoury sauce accompanied by a Burger Boccadillo.

    Main course..


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    Spanish rice with half a dozen slices of tender beef.

    Dessert..
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    Lemon Merangue, creme caramel and a nutty smilie pastry.

    Very nice


    Time for an appropriately named beer, this time next month Rodders..

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    I spent a week there in 98', diving most days with a couple of Germans out of puerto del carmen. one called Freddie who's digs were a room at a bordello outside playa blanca had a small dive shop. we'd get beered up after diving in the afternoon, drive out in his jeep get a spot overlooking a bay take a bbq and a big icebox of beer and wine and drink through to the early morning with a few others and get brekkie at the bordello, then crash there till early afternoon . i barely used my room apart from a change of clothes. not been back since. I met freddie at the police station on my first day after i got rolled tjhe night before by a north african gang who lurked waiting for tourists, pushdc them over from behind and nicked your monet/wallet. Luckily i had folded my 300 euros into the bottom of the wallet and they only found 25, threw the wallet on the ground an scarpered. I was at the station to report it and freddie was helping an old norwegian couple who also had got mugged.

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    That beach looked fucking nice, I could sit there all day with some beeroos.

    Food looks pretty decent. Nice beers, no San Miguel yet! The first thing I do when I next go to Espania, is buy a big brown bottle of San Miguel, drink it and smoke a Fortuna curbside. Next heard of Tropical, any good?

    Nice story Mike and sounds like some epic times. I sometimes feel I missed out on some Euro adventures seeing I went to Thailand when I was 19!
    One should listen twice as much as one speaks

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    Which Rolex???

    That is the question.

    Off out to buy a couple now..

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    Here you go BC, a one litre bottle of San Miguel for €2 supped on the beach watching the surfers..

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    A damn fine request that I was more than happy to partake in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
    Which Rolex???

    That is the question.

    Off out to buy a couple now..

    You are clearly in your element.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    You are clearly in your element.
    I am indeed Ciz, bought two of them, made in China from a Chinese tourist shop.
    Poor Lucky lucky mens days are numbered being undercut by the Yellow Dragon. Respect to the old boy for removing links for a perfect fit at no extra charge. €20 each!

    The lucky lucky man would have took your fifty euro note for change and disappeared.

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    Gotta love all this novelty designer bling, makes me look like a hansum man..
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    Trip update incoming....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
    Here you go BC, a one litre bottle of San Miguel for €2 supped on the beach watching the surfers..
    That's the one, still looks the bloody same!

    living the dream right there, absolute legend!

    Buying a cheap Rolex or a flick knife is all part of the process for any self respecting Brit visiting the continent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
    makes me look like a hansum man..


    You may have heard that in Pattaya , however check in a mirror or with a sub granny female for a second opinion.

    Cueva de Los Verdes - CACT Lanzarote
    There are actually wonderful grottoes

    Lovely memories of the dog isles, the Maltese Cross of the Knights of Malta was adopted by inter alia the Luftwaffe . It is also on Malta's airline

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    and of course absinthe makes the heart go fondler as Baron Von Rubbahofen's Fukker Turpsplane lands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    your brain is as empty as a eunuchs underpants.
    from brief encounters unexpurgated version

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
    I am indeed Ciz, bought two of them, made in China from a Chinese tourist shop.
    Poor Lucky lucky mens days are numbered being undercut by the Yellow Dragon. Respect to the old boy for removing links for a perfect fit at no extra charge. €20 each!

    The lucky lucky man would have took your fifty euro note for change and disappeared.



    Gotta love all this novelty designer bling, makes me look like a hansum man..
    It's all about fun. There are gangs sizing up bloke with those in me old Manor. Thing is once you retire you need a hobby and so buy yourself a taser. Have a stride out in the old Manor flashing your 600thb (you got ripped off you minkie) chinkie rolex and once you get a bite give the kvnt 50000 of the best, whilst he's darn kick the kvnt too, a few times and then toddle off with you flat cap and long coat. I'd also take a rattle can of ferrari red just to give him the holiday look.

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    Sound advice


    Quote Originally Posted by david44 View Post
    There are actually wonderful grottoes
    Gave that a quick peek the other day on our road trip.

    The mountain weather in Haria was brutal!

    Fierce winds and swirling clouds.

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    One must not underestimate the unrelenting wind in the North of Lanzarote ! If you enjoy wind and water sports then it should pose no significant problem.

    A black collared Eurasian dove, very friendly and will virtually eat out of your hand..


    Some local traditional dry stone walling for Ciz, he loves this boring shite..


    A couple of Canarian crabs..



    I've been eating ridiculous amounts of sea food uncharacteristically of me, but it's so fresh, cheap and tasty here.

    It also makes a massive change not to buy,cook,clean up myself.
    I swear I've put 5 kilos on this past week.

    First up chilled Langostino ensalada mixed..



    Followed by Calamari and Paella..



    Carrot cake and ice cream for desert ..



    Went on a mission today to watch the footy but alas all the bars here are Irish or Scottish showing Rangers or the egg ball, I blame Brexit.
    Not my cup of tea so I enjoyed the kite surfing..


    Anyhow, these intrepid desert boots are made for walking..
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    Ended up getting lost down a dodgy back street, some weird businesses down here.

    I may be some time...




    Wish me luck
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    First joint is kicking in...

    Back in July 1974, when the tourism industry in Lanzarote was beginning to bloom, The Daily Telegraph Magazine ran an interview with the celebrated lanzaroteño artist and environmentalist César Manrique, headlined “Building paradise in the ruins of hell”. In it, while padding around his Tahíche home (now a museum, where the article has been displayed) barefoot, Manrique shared his vision for wanting “the tourist to find a beautiful, not a destroyed, island”.

    Why underrated Lanzarote was 50 years ahead of its time

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