Most evenings we take our two dogs out for a walk along the seafront. At this time of the year by 8.30pm the heat is comfortable enough to enjoy. The beach is a five minute stroll from our villa. It’s an easy amble as the journey to the beach is all down hill, but the return journey is a little more testing. The road that we take is steep, very steep! For the last three decades it has been fondly named by the British as cardiac hill. The hill is short, but seriously steep. As we walk this every day we no longer notice the incline and the dogs with four paw drive have no trouble at all. Though we occasionally encounter people puffing and panting and stopping to take a breather!
Once on the seafront, if we time it correctly, we can admire the sunset behind the volcanic mountains. But if we happen to miss this, there is still so much more to enjoy. The view along the coastline to Puerto Calero and Playa Quemada and beyond always looks so beautiful when the dusk light turns the scenery into silhouettes. And to the left off our coastline are the twinkling night lights of Fuerteventura, reminding us of our nearest neighbour to the south.
The beaches here in Puerto Del Carmen are wide and several kilometres long and are beautiful and because of this we are not allowed to take the dogs down there. And even as late as 9pm, at this time of the year, we can still see people splashing in the warm sea and playing on the beach, though by now it is almost dark.
|The beaches during the day|
As we amble along on the esplanade that runs along the seafront, our little doggies happily sniffing scents that only their sensitive noises can detect, we pass tourists and residents alike. Some strolling to walk off their evening meal and others checking out the menus on display from the many and varied restaurants. The Avenida or The Strip as it is often called by the British offers everything your taste buds dare to fancy. And fortunately by the time we are walking with the dogs we have eaten, or else we would be salivating at the delicious aromas permeating the air and making us hungry all over again!
|Esplanade - daytime|
Reaching our turning point we look out across the ocean to the dark horizon, then turning we retrace our footsteps back along the esplanade, heading for home; the dogs looking forward to their bowl filled with fresh cold water and ourselves a glass or Rioja!