Visited more pharmacies than restaurants, searching for Spanish treatments for man flu. Gripe del hombre (it does not translate)
First time in years I grew a backbone and hired a car to drive round in La Palma. Great choice. Taxis are too bloody expensive here.
Went whale watching today. Loved the first hour. Felt sea sick, still feel like I'm going up and down with the boat on dry land.
Here again in Santa Cruz waiting for a ferry. Nice place to spend a few days. Good food and a great beach.
Bus to Alcudia, 20 minute walk to bays to the the North. Good snorkelling. Walked back to Puerto Pollenca. Cold Lager required.
Stuck in this place for a few days waiting for a ferry to somewhere nicer. Swimming is OK, the town need work.
In Portinatx this week it is great, accommodation is full of Brits drinking as much of their all inclusive beer as possible, Hate it.
We did it again got the timing all wrong and ended up walking there and back to Cala San Vincente. Still we had a good swim.
We took a vastly overpriced boat to Formentor beach today, I'm still shaking at having to part with so much for so little. Still the snorkelling is good. Got the bus back!
In Palma, the capital of Majorca a vibrant interesting and beautiful city with ports, beaches and great shopping apparently, but I want to go swimming.
nice place this - but never get an apartment here in mid summer without AC. Too bloody hot!
Tram ride today from Alicante on the L3 to El Campello. Nice resort with some good snorkelling.
Didn't do the caldera walk last year, came back to do it this year. Well worth it. Earned a beer!
Not a bad place for a spot of swimming and snorkelling, had a great time, big fish and these large clam shell things! Great fun.
Trudged up a stream over an assault course to get to a waterfall. Lots of hippies selling craft stuff on the way. Good lifestyle.
liking it in Puerto de la Cruz. It is not like the beach resorts of the south, it is much more interesting, but not at warm!
Man flu, I have man flu, all this way to snorkel here and I feel shit. Still I went in with my wetsuit on. diving was painful!
Long walk around Cap de l'Horta, dodging the bronzed nudists, found some shade and went for a swim.
Adorably cute little fishing village on the north coast of Lanzarote. No boozy Brits here, Orzola was as a pleasant surprise.
Needed a swim today, so hopped on a bus to Teresitas. Beautiful spot. Not much to see underwater but good swimming. Now for a lager.
Got the number 3 bus whilst the rest of the gang went shopping, I went swimming. It's 40 degrees, Swimming! This is a fabulous spot to Snorkel. Had to wander round an army check point to get to the best spot.
It was a bus from Los Llanos to Los Canarios today to climb up a hill at the end. Too cloudy up top though so we walked back, 25km; my feet hurt!
Back in our old apartment from last year, much better than the hole we just stayed in near Las Canteras beach.
Ended up absolutely freezing having swam with a large cuttle fish in one of the bays here in Playa Blanca. Fabulous. But my hands went white.
Colonia Sant Jordi! This place feels more Spanish than most resorts in Majorca, NO CHIP shops. Great beaches, very relaxed.
Some great snorkelling here, but the best spots take a bit of finding. Swimming ia great all over, with lots of sandy beaches and quite shallow for in most places.
Hired bikes to cycle to a bronze age ruin. Both bikes got punctures, walked back miles in the mid day sun, Crap bikes!
Staying in Los Llanos De Aaridane again. This is I think our favourite town in the Canary Islands. So laid back.
Longish hot walk along the Boquer valley today. The ridge to the left is amazing. Greeted by old goats at the end and into the water to cool off.
We got a bit bored so wandered over the hill to Cala San Vincente for a swim instead. It is wonderful. Deep clear blue water.
Back in Peurto Pollenca. I feel like I have come home when I get here, love this place. Now, swim first or food?
Calm as it gets here in the Boquer today, perfect for a dip. Few jellies around and lots of fish, water is crystal clear. German lady got a leg sting, big screams.
Staying in a semi hippy, semi middle aged German resort, love it, no chip shops. Scenery stunning, cliffs all around.
Sea is quite calm here today but the water is still too murky to see anything much snorkelling.
Some serious jelly fish here today, big sting on the arm, warned some posh chaps, they ignored me :) silly buggers. Still this a great place to snorkel.
Always a good spot to visit, an interesting old walled town, with good shops and restaurants. Having said that we just had a butty.
Booking for 4 days here in January was a mistake. Weather very bad and stuck in a CÚsar Manrique style, uncomfortable accommodation. We are leaving early, sod the money.
Found a nice little spot to snorkel, about 1km to the east of Orzola ina little bay, bery interesting rock formations above and below water.