It's holiday time ! First one to visit is Fuerteventura
- March 2006
Vicky's favourite place, Falmouth.
Pool view - a must !
LET'S GET AWAY !
The island of Fuerteventura, being one of the Canary Islands, is more or less guaranteed good weather. Just what me & Vicky wanted - it's fairly quiet, good beaches, good weather, excellent hotel (all inclusive 5*) and great food & drink. We've booked for same time, next year, but we're trying the north of the island.
The Hotel Jandia Princess - everything you want here.
View of the beach (VV LONG BEACH TOO!)
Spent loads of time here
The COCO LOCO BAR !!
767 (I think?) -
Got us there & back safely anyway !
No Vicky, you can't take one of the wild local chipmunks home with you.
Water's bloody cold ! - Don't you agree ?
Apart from the German Naturists, this is a well known erection in Jandia.
Godrevy Lighthouse, St Ives Bay Wheal Cotes, Nr St Agnes
Remember Boscastle - what a mess !. Clovelly - lovely place but what a hill !!
Celtic remains, Lanyon Quiot and Men an Tol
Daphne du Mauriers Frenchmans Creek
The lovely Phoenix Hotel in not-so-lovely Tsilivi
Kefalonia from Zante
It's Fuerteventura again, but the north side, to Corralejo.
Corralejo has more to do than Jandia - both places we'd go to again - going back to Jandia (same hotel) in September. It has a lovely harbour (above) fronted by eating places & bars. Made the Talk of the Town (below) our local - think they're glad we came home as I won the music quiz every night - anybody want a T Shirt !
Took a day out to visit Lanzarote on the boat - nice trip where you see the fish Herring ???) from the bottom. Next time we'll pay a visit to Lobos, which is pictured above. All in all a very nice time at Fuerteventura.
NODDY & BIG EARS' BIG OUTDOOR CARAVAN ADVENTURE TO YARMOUTH (P...ing it down)
Yarmouth Caravan Park
The hat is obligatory !
...and they're off (but not yet)
Potter Heigham - that bridge is VERY narrow !
Southwold - for some very sad reason, we quite liked this place - it featured on Coast.
Back to Jandia, and the Jandia Princess Hotel - lovely place
1st port of call - Coco Loco bar
Vik, Me & George
Hired a car for a day & toured ALL the island - was a bit hair raising, I can tell you.
On the way to find a Farmacia - bloody Mosquito's
Puerto del Rosario - they forgot to tell us the place was closed on Saturdays.
Thought we'd try the Channel Tunnel, so went to Bruges for a few days - lovely place, but damn cold - needed another hat !
Stayed 1 night at Folkestone, with the Tinsel & Turkey mob - a very ageing process !
Customs & going down to the train - brilliant !
Stopped off at Dunkerque - this is a plaque on the beach remembering Operation Dynamo (I think)
Bruges is lovely - especially around Christmas
...and you can drink & have a fag !
...but no pissing in the street !
A quick trip to Stratford on Avon
Shakespeare's birthplace Ann Hathaway's cottage
Holiday Inn, where we stayed -
Much of the same in March 2008 -Corralejo
A QUICK VISIT TO WEST SCOTLAND
Day 1 - stopped at the Star Hotel, in Moffatt - worlds narrowest hotel mesuring 20' wide ! - nice place..
After much driving around lochs, we arrive at Campbeltown, Kintyre - rather a dull run down place, but intereting from a Beatles point of view, if you look on 'More Beatles Stuff' & 'Beatle Homes'
Mull of Kintyre - the actual beach where Paul & Wings performed the song for video.
Edinburgh castle from Princes St - must say Edinburgh's bus system is brill !
The castle, ready to host the tattoo.
Where we stayed - nice hotel.
August 1st 2008 - surprise birthday treat to Dublin
Hey, what a place !
Suite Atlantis resort & the Talk of the Town
Pool view - a must
Pool view - a must
Thought we'd try Tenerife this time, so off we went to Playa de las
Americas. Still feel we prefer Jandia, even though the Jerries piss you off !
Popped over to Almeria to join the grandkids
etc. Stayed at the the Hotel Mexico, Puerto del Rey - nice enough
but didn't make Brits very welcome. Weather was really hot & enjoyed
it but didn't take any photos ???
Little bridges like this made it a
really quaint place.
Enjoyed a trip to Puerto Mogan - little
Puerto Rico - 1 side was a bit commercial, but
the other side, the port, is really nice.
Riu Vistamar, Amadores - a really nice hotel
high up between Amadores & Puerto Rico.
View of Amadores from the hotel - the
road to the beach was v v steep, but that didn't bother me,
as I jogged up & down it -NOT !
Never to be one to miss a Beatles connection,
the Yellow Submarine, in the harbour - went on market day.
Quite a convincing 'metal man' on the harbour
Decided to have a change & headed
off to Cyprus. Very nice place, friendly and plenty of
sun. Stayed just outside Paphos on the west of the