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Los Caracolitos Restaurant

Los Caracolitos Restaurant – Salinas del Carmen

Nice places to eat in Fuerteventura No.1: Los Caracolitos Restaurant, Salinas del Carmen, Fuerteventura Los Caracolitos Restaurant, Salinas del Carmen. The first in a series of some nice places to eat in Fuerteventura. These are not necessarily the places which serve the absolute best food, although they could be, but places that, in my opinion,…

Aguas Verdes Fuerteventura

Aguas Verdes, Fuerteventura – Sleepy Coastal Hamlet

Aguas Verdes, Fuerteventura – Sleepy Coastal Hamlet A recent trip to Aguas Verdes on the west coat of Fuerteventura, within the Betancuria natural park area.. It is a very sleepy place nestled among a lovely rugged stretch of coastline. The beach there is called Playa Valle de Santa Ines but it is largely made up…

Heavy rain in fuerteventura

Heavy Rain in Fuerteventura in October

Although not unheard of at this time of year, we have had quite a lot of heavy rain in Fuerteventura over the past week. We have had a number of “orange” weather alerts, not just for us, but for the whole of the Canary Islands. Roads have been closed by torrents of water running across…

Walk in dry river beds

A walk in the dry river beds, Lajares, Fuerteventura

 A walk in the dry river beds, Lajares, Fuerteventura A walk in the dry river beds, Lajares, Fuerteventura – The Adventures of Oscar and Jenson Oscar and Jenson’s favourite walk is in the river beds near Lajares which are dry for 99% of the year. We often meet Brian, a friend, with his dogs, Marley…

Villa Charlotte Aguas Verdes

Shattered Dreams – Villa Charlotte, Aguas Verdes, Fuerteventura

Villa Charlotte This villa is a very sad sight and represents a family’s shattered dreams. It is in a wonderful position with amazing coastal views but that may have been its downfall. It was lived in, and probably built by, an English family, possibly from the Liverpool area. It may be that, although they had…

workshop tour, shop tour

Workshop Tour and Clean Up

Workshop Tour and Clean Up A quick workshop tour and clean up before I start to fully reorganise and rearrange it. I will do another shop tour once I have finished. I have been wanting to get started on this for many months. As we have been remodelling the house, the workshop became a dumping…

Qumox SJ5000+

QUMOX SJ5000+ Action Camera Review

QUMOX SJ5000+ Action Camera Review I have been using the Qumox SJ5000+ wifi action camera for 6 weeks since I purchased it from Amazon. These are my initial impressions and some of the good and bad points I have found. One thing I don’t mention is the wifi part of the camera. When I bought…

internet access in fuerteventura

Internet Access in Fuerteventura

It isn’t that often I find something negative to say about living here but the internet access in Fuerteventura is an exception. I needed to upload my next video to Youtube last night. After compressing the file to be as small as possible it ended up as a 400Mb file. I started the upload to…

The Local Attitude to Dogs - Hunting Dogs

The Local Attitude to Dogs

The Local Attitude to Dogs – Hunting Dogs I didn’t intend my first real post about life here to be negative but this dog just happened into my life on Tuesday night so that set the scene for the first in the “What’s it like to live here” series entitled the local attitude to dogs….

cooling hot dogs

Cooling Hot Dogs – Oscar and Jenson

Cooling Hot Dogs – Oscar and Jenson It was a very hot, humid afternoon here in Fuerteventura, and Oscar and Jenson were feeling hot. Sue decided to try and cool them down using cold, damp towels. I’m not sure it was a great success but it was funny nevertheless. Oscar’s expressions were particularly telling. How…