Phayo, Franche-Compte, Elounda, Jum

Amor à Primeira Vista

House

I was planning a post called Chasing Spring It would have been a, retrospectively, funny story about us sleeping in the car in a snow storm and shivering our way through France and Spain to Portugal, where the shivers continued and were probably the … Continue reading

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Manrique Eyes

Landscape

Wispy early morning air softened our arrival on bare, volcanic Lanzarote which a few hours later, I was secretly starting to call another ol’ heap of rocks…. My gaze skimmed indifferently over black ash fields, past tortured twisted lava badlands and up … Continue reading

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Come Sit with Us

M

M worried when we arrived on Fuerteventura (for what was his, ummm, umpteenth time), that there might be just so many pictures of rocks, ocean and sky a person could take in one place. Well, he needn’t have worried Pull up a … Continue reading

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Way to Go

letting go

Nervous anticipation reached a new high…. ……then Boom! In the blink of an eye, two weeks with our tesoros on the road were over. And cutting them loose, again, still hadn’t become any easier….. Catching a ferry to Fuerteventura felt … Continue reading

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Nomen est Omen

Glittering lake

We smirked a bit at this one, (thinking Turismo de Gran Canarias  had probably come up with it)- Gran Canaria- Continente en Miniatura. Quite a grandios label to live up to we felt. But to our surprise, we really did find a … Continue reading

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Ghost of Travel Past?

the old and the new

Still alive and kicking! This, ladies and gents, is nothing less than Christopher Columbus’s trusty guidebook, “The Wonders of the World”, by Marco Polo, including Columbus’s  handwritten notes in the margins Here’s our trusty guidebook. Some things never change!! Ghost of Travel Present?  … Continue reading

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Love is in the air….

Ship at end of street

Gotta love this supermarket run! Once in a while, not researching a destination, (usually a no-go for this detail oriented traveller), has its own rewards-  this time, a bevy  of unexpected, exciting sights, sounds and smells, smack in the middle of … Continue reading

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Land Ahoi

Here we come

Landfall! Excitement surged as the Volcan del Teide finally put down anchor on Lanzarote’s shores, after 30 (thirty) more- or less- enjoyable hours on board. Adrenalin waned quickly though, as we lifted anchor again and chugged on into moist twilight- the hours expanding exponentially … Continue reading

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A Slice of Spain

Pata Negra

Underreported unchecked advance of The Olive Tree in Andalucia! A mining industry that died and many shiny new ones… The intense scent of fresh pressed olive oil, of eucalyptus and dust; twin black tree trunks like thick checkmarks topped with frothy … Continue reading

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Cold Play

Alhambra

There was no leaving the Provence without paying our respects to venerable Mont Ventoux. We were rewarded for our early morning detour with air like une coupe de champagne and grandiose, chiffon-layered views toward our next destination Languedoc Roussillon- Land of ever improving wines hearty slow … Continue reading

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