FUERTEVENTURA 8th part2

I discovered that my last posting was missing a section from the end for some unfathomable reason. One false move of a stubby finger over a tiny but sensitive control pad can wreak havoc. So I’m having another go before I hit the trail.

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The track down to the ancient capital city, founded by Normans (didn’t know that they were in these parts) was tranquil after the exposed ridge above and I was able to admire the crops of prickly pear and agave or aloe.
There was also some almonds blossoming already.

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Aloe Vera is a big deal here and there were many products for sale in the tourist souvenir shops. The coaches and rental cars come to admire the restored old stone buildings and I was lucky to meet Tomas, who had restored and converted his old sheds into accommodation.

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And so to bed.
But I’ve lain abed too long. The cosy nest has delayed me.
Vamos !

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3 comments

  1. Hi Steve. Don’t know if you pick up comments from old posts. I’m off to Fuerteventura for a week and was looking for accommodation in Betancuria. You mention Tomas’s place. I sit in the town and do you have any contact details?
    Sorry to trouble you.
    John.

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    1. Hi john. I remember having a little trouble finding somewhere. Theres a bar on the main rd opposite a craft/ gift shop that i asked in. He may be on air b+b. His place is between castle and main road slightly towards the north.
      Good luck

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