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Betancuria, Fuerteventura

Betancuria, Fuerteventura – A trip up the mountains

A trip up the mountains to Betancuria, Fuerteventura We had friends staying so had a trip through the mountains to the viewing point of “El Mirador de Morro Velosa” where you get probably one of the best views of the island. We then continued on to Betancuria for a walk and a Tapas lunch. The…

Showering The Dog

Showering the dog – Jenson is funny afterwards

Showering The Dog – Jenson needed it Showering the dog is a frequent event. Jenson, the long-haired Jack Russell, needed a shower so Sue gave him one before he wore his new collar with his name on. I wouldn’t say showering Jenson is one of his favourite things but he does tolerate it. He goes…

life is tough, hot tub

Life Is Tough – My Morning Routine

Life Is Tough – My Morning Routine Many people I know, who are still in the UK, think that I have an easy life here in Fuerteventura. Well I thought a video was well overdue to dispel that myth and show how tough life here really is. Honestly, it is really tough! Why won’t anyone…

Cleaning a swimming pool

How to Clean A Swimming Pool

How I clean mine If you have bought a house and want to know how to clean a swimming pool then I hope this video helps. The house we bought here in Fuerteventura has a swimming pool – well frankly we would not have bought one without, or without the ability to add one, as…

puerto del rosario port

Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura – A Walk Around The Port

Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura – A walk around the port We had friends from the UK staying with us last week and the girls wanted to go shopping. I dropped them off at the Rotundas indoor shopping centre in the capital, Puerto del Rosario, and then I went for a walk around the port area….

Relaxing Sunset Seascapes of Fuerteventura

Relaxing Sunset Seascapes of Fuerteventura One of my hobbies is landscape photography, and in particular taking sunset seascapes during the “Golden Hour”. I do this mainly in the winter here as during the summer there is little, or no, cloud to make the photographs interesting. While I am at the coast taking photographs I often…

El Cotillo Fireworks

Fireworks Display for the El Cotillo Fiesta

Fireworks Display for the El Cotillo Fiesta The annual firework display at the El Cotillo, Fuerteventura Fiesta 2015. Each year, after they walk the statue of the Virgin of the Safe Voyage back from the El Cotillo church to the El Roque church, where it spends the rest of the year, a firework display takes…

"Virgin of the Safe Voyage" Ceremony in El Cotillo - Fiesta

“Virgin of the Safe Voyage” Ceremony in El Cotillo Fiesta

“Virgin of the Safe Voyage” Ceremony in El Cotillo Fiesta On Sunday 16th August 2015 the annual ceremony of the “Virgin of the safe voyage” was held in El Cotillo, Fuerteventura. The statue of the Virgin of the Safe Voyage is paraded from the church to the Old Harbour. Once it arrives it is taken…

Freak summer weather in Fuerteventura

Freak Summer Weather In Fuerteventura – Thunderstorm

Freak summer weather in Fuerteventura – Thunderstorm The weather in Fuerteventura is rarely like this in the summer. We had some very unusual freak summer weather in Fuerteventura a few days ago. Normally we do not have any rain from March through to November/December in Fuerteventura – in fact the island had none at all…

Refinishing a pine table

Refinishing a Pine Table

Refinishing A Pine Table We have a pine dining table, which we brought with us from the UK. Unfortunately, as the house we bought was furnished, we didn’t have room for it in the house so we use it for BBQs and general eating outside. Although the weather here in Fuerteventura is normally great, we…