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Saturday, 3 March 2012
Lanzarote. Week to Saturday 3 March.
 

This week has stated warm and dry with temperatures about 20C with clear skies. There were light winds in the first part of the week but getting windy over the last few days.

 

Below is another picture from last week of Playa Blanca Marina in the evening

 

 

To view large see this picture on flickr at

http://www.flickr.com/photos/edwinjones/6773804472/

At the next window click the picture for a larger size and click “view all sizes” for the largest. See also there details of the background and the processing of the picture.

 

Saturday evening of last week was particularly clear skies and I did an evening ride to the Lava Coast near El Golfo. I set up after sunset by a tidal pool for this Star trails shot. 60 pictures of 30 seconds each taken over 30 minutes and later combined in software.

 

 

To view large see this picture on flickr at

http://www.flickr.com/photos/edwinjones/6788305352/

At the next window click the picture for a larger size and click “view all sizes” for the largest. See also there details of the background and the processing of the picture.

 

32 miles for the evening.

 

On Monday I did a ride over to the opposite coast and La Santa. I stopped at a nearby village which looked quite uninteresting. However after going through it there was a beautiful bay where I stopped for a picnic lunch and sunbathing.

 

 

On the way back I had a request for assistance from a group of 5 French racing cyclists. One of their number had a puncture. They had a spare tube but the bikes were hired and none of them had a pump so my mini pump saved the day. Good deed for the day! 39 miles today.

 

On Wednesday I met up with Christine and her brother. They were staying in Playa Blanca and had hired bikes for 2 days. We met at a cafe overlooking salt flats at the start of the Lava Coast road to El Golfo. With the Lava Coast road still firmly closed to all we took the long route round to El Golfo and great views of the half eroded crater.

 

 

Then it was lunch at a restaurant by the sea with good views of crashing waves. Then it was along the coast as far as the start of the closure to Los Herbiveros where waves come in to create caves under the lava.

 

44 miles today.

 

On Thursday I did a half day ride stopping where the end of the runway is alongside the cyclepath. I took pictures with my SLR of planes coming in the land. This one comprises 4 pictures as the plane approached. This was edited later to blend the 4 planes into a composite picture.

 

 

To view large see this picture on flickr at

http://www.flickr.com/photos/edwinjones/6799750956/

At the next window click the picture for a larger size and click “view all sizes” for the largest. See also there details of the background and the processing of the picture.

 

Then back to base and an Italian Ice Cream on the prom. 12 miles today.

 

On Friday I had a rather windy ride to Teguise. On the way there I stopped at a cafe and came across a quite talkative parrot. It was very good at saying “ola” Spanish for hello when anybody new turned up.

 

 

It was a day for animals as when I stopped in Teguise Square for a picnic lunch I spotted this dog on a nearby roof. A good caption for the picture might be “Don’t do it you can have better bonio’s”

 

Then it was down to Costa Teguise and back on the coast. 43 miles for the day.

 

My mileage for the week was 170.

 

Edwin


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