We are back after a splendid week in Lanzarote where the sun shone and the beer and wine flowed and the entire visit was made even more memorable by meeting up with fellow-blogger Little Nell and her husband. Us bloggers inhabit a strange world where we know each other well but, in most cases, have never actually met face-to-face. And can there be a finer tribute to this on-line community that we belong to than the fact that a fellow blogger can extend such a warm hand of friendship and hospitality to someone who has, until then, been little more than a pixel avitar. Marilyn (Little Nell) and her husband John took us around the island and introduced us to places that will live in the memory for a long time. For the next few days I will feature some of the photographs I took in order give people just a little flavour of what is a stunning island set in the Atlantic Ocean about 80 miles off the African coast.
To fully appreciate the beauty, the history and the geography of the island you could do no better than look at Marilyn's Blog (Hanging On My Word) and also John's own blog (Lanzarote on Foot). My own pictures can merely give an impression of my memories of the island and its' stunning scenery. My photograph for today was taken in the north of the island on the high cliffs overlooking the small northern island of La Graciosa. The picture captures some of the rich colour of the island - the brown and umbers of the baked earth and the deep blue of the sea. The photograph also serves to remind me that Lanzarote is an island of views and prospects where the natural shapes of land, coast and mountain are set off perfectly against the vibrant background of sea and sky.
A lovely island - more to come tomorrow.