Fuerteventura Vlog September 2017 | A little excitement and a JP rant!

September 2017

Quite a busy month in September 2017 with both my brother and my son and his wife visiting – see my previous video https://youtu.be/K0CxYm1K5Og

This is what happened in the rest of the month.

We were indoors watching tv one evening when a motorbike went by, followed by a bang. When we went outside, the motorbike was against a wall and had caught on fire. The rider was nowhere to be seen. It took the Bomberos (fire brigade) over 20 minutes to arrive which doesn’t bode well if we have a house fire. They do have to come from Corralejo though.

When I loaded this video it had a little more footage in the sports bar in El Cotillo, where the football was being shown. Within 10 minutes of uploading the video, La Liga (Spanish League) claimed copyright of the video. So I received a copyright infringement on the video. This means that any of the small amount I received when people watch the adverts would go to them. Bugger that! I re-edited the video and uploaded it again. Up yours La Liga!

Watch the video in Youtube – https://youtu.be/T4KmpOxOyiY

Fuerteventura Vlog May 2017 – Sunsets and timelapses

Fuerteventura Vlog May 2017

Fuerteventura Vlog May 2017 – Sunsets, timelapses and birthday

It was another pretty quiet month here in Fuerteventura in May. Unusually there were some very pretty sunsets – unusual as the best sunsets are normally in the winter. We went out to meet friends a few times for drinks or to eat but otherwise didn’t do a great deal. The inevitable daily dog walks of course and a few swims in the pool.

I did two timelapses – one sitting outside the Seahorse bar in El Cotillo and the other of the Toston Tower El Cotillo.

Thanks for watching my diary of an expat video showing what is it like to live in Fuerteventura in May.

Watch the video in Youtube

Fuerteventura Roads – What are they like?

Fuerteventura Roads

Fuerteventura Roads

Generally the Fuerteventura roads are very good. We don’t get the weather here that ruins roads in the UK and northern Europe. By that I mean the constant freeze/thaw in the winter that breaks up the surface.

Fuerteventura Roads

I enjoy driving here as the roads are interesting with lots of bends so you don’t have the chance to get bored. Then there is the scenery to keep you interested as you drive through too.

One of the great things about the Fuerteventura roads is that you never get stuck in traffic jams. I remember driving through the capital, Puerto del Rosario, during “rush hour” once. The traffic was awful as I was the third car back getting on to the main roundabout and delayed by 20 seconds. How awful!

There are no motorways here although they are building a dual carriageway that will go from the north to the south. When I say building, they started it years ago and keep running out of money so it stops again. There are some sections completed in the south of the island and the inland dual carriageway new road to Corralejo is now fully open (in 2019).

As well as tarmac paved roads there are plenty of unmade “tracks”. These often provide access to the beaches. When you hire a car here you sign the agreement which says you will not take the car on unpaved roads. This naturally doesn’t stop most people from doing it. In fact, in the past, I have taken hire cars down tracks that I may think twice about taking my 4×4 down!

Read my other articles about driving and hiring cars

Driving in Fuerteventura – my tips for driving on the “wrong side of the road”

Renting a car in Fuerteventura – advice from a local

Fuerteventura Driving Timelapse – the north in 6 minutes!

Over the last years I have taken videos from the car while driving. I have put these together in this video which contains various timelapses taken from the car.

They include:

  • Esquinzo Beach to El Cotillo (off road)
  • La Oliva to El Cotillo Lighthouse
  • La Oliva to the Dunes beach via Caldereta
  • La Oliva to Corralejo
  • La Oliva to Betancuria and Pajara (through the mountains)

Watch the Fuerteventura driving timelapse video in Youtube