Back when it was -15 degrees C here, we were desperate to get out of the cold and see some sunshine. So we headed off to the Canary Islands for a week.
|So nice to see the sun!|
While it wasn't too hot (around 20-21 C / 70 F), it was a vast improvement over snowy, icy Luxembourg.
The beach was gorgeous:
The kids built sand castles,
splashed in the pool
built elaborate canals,
and enjoyed the local wildlife:
Unfortunately, we all got nasty colds while there but if you have to be sick, it's not so bad to recover while lying by the pool or beach with a good book.
|Will, sick and feverish on day two|
|Kate, sick & feverish on day three|
|My view as I recovered|
Fortunately, by the fourth day we were all sufficiently well to take a little submarine ride. We saw some great fish:
|Kate was really impressed!|
|Will was so impressed he forgot to hide from the camera!|
We also visited a local market
where Kate picked up a pretty Spanish dress
to wear to the hotel's nightly "Mini Disco":
One day we rented a car and drove around the island, which is literally covered with volcanoes:
We also got to see some very cool Spanish windmills:
|It was really windy!|
But the highlight of the day -- if not the trip -- was the sand dunes of Corralejo:
Check out the pattern:
And isn't it amazing something can actually grow in that?
These dunes were incredible. They seemed to stretch on for miles:
They may still have some sand in their ears.
Well worth it, I'd say.