Monday, 18 October 2010

On Your Bike!

Sunday was a beautiful day and despite it still being hot, (it later got up to 29c in the shade in our garden). But as the heat was still down in the mid twenties we dusted of the bikes and went out cycling. We cycled along the seafront, which is just minutes from our home, and on to the cycle path. This path now goes all the way to Arrecife, some 15 kms away, and all along the seafront!

View at Matagorda
We cycled along from Puerto Del Carrmen to Matagorda, where we stopped for breakfast. After breakfast we carried on past the airport, here it is amazing because you can sit and watch the planes come in and take off. The planes are so close you can almost see the passengers! Several people were sat, camera´s poised ready to take pictures of planes coming in or leaving the Island.


CB Cycling near the Airport
The cycle path goes all the way round the airport perimeter, and for those who have visited the Island they will know just how picturesque around the airport it is. The airport is nothing like the international airports most tourists fly from.

Path towards airport
Beach at Playa Honda
From the airport we carried on to Playa Honda, once a small village, now something between a large village and a small town these days. As the heat was ramping up we decided to turn around and cycle back home. Arriving back at our villa, the first thing to do was to cool down and so we jumped into our pool....bliss! It was only 11.30am but it was defiantly to hot to be out on our bikes by now.

7 comments:

Rosalind Adam said...

That sounds amazing and glad to hear you're feeling up to bike riding. Sorry to sound nosy but what sort of breakfast did you get? Was it a Full English (or should that be Full Canary?) or is it continental croissant style?

Pauline Barclay said...

It was a treat and we had full English. Normally we have juice, homemade yogurt and home baked bread with homemade lemon curd. The lemons being from our Canarian friends garden. I love homemade if possible. Thanks for stopping by I really appreciate it. Please take care. x

Amos Keppler said...

Lanzarote looks particularly nice, now, viewed from the nigh north.

I do walk a lot in the northern forests, though.

Those planes look annoyingly close. Brrr

Shirley Wells said...

Lovely pics. Thanks for sharing!

"The heat down in the mid twenties...". Ha. Our central heating boiler is working overtime today. :)

Rosalind Adam said...

Homemade yogurt! Home baked bread! Homemade lemon curd! Pauline, you're making me feel inadequate!!

Chris Stovell said...

Gosh, that sounds absolutely heavenly. Seeig your photos makes me yearn for some proper sunshine... I may have a bit of a wait!

Pauline Barclay said...

Hello Amos Thanks for passing by.

Hi Shirley, yes the heat is still around 27 / 28c so lovely for the toursists and residents alike. Hope the heating boiler does not have to work too hard. x

Hello Rosalind, thanks for coming back and don't feel inadequate, I just love doing these things. Take good care of yourself. Sending fluffy hugs x

Hi Chris, sorry that we have all the sunshine, but sending you some to cheer up your day. Love x