Lanzarote

Written by Pieter Jan on Jan 3, 2020 — 2 min read

At: Rubicon Marina, Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Finally a place with washing machines! After having to miss washing clothes for more than a month, Barbara was as happy as a kitten in a yarn shop. The dryers didn’t really do much though, so I strung up some extra lines and we hung all our clean laundry out to dry.

Clean socks are happy socks
Clean socks are happy socks
Yes those sheets match the boat's colors
Yes those sheets match the boat's colors

We went for a long walk along the coast to Papagayo beach. At first we encountered a watchtower for pirates, a lot of hotels and after a while only barren lava hills. We talked about volcanoes and lava a lot that day.

Castillo de las Coloradas
Castillo de las Coloradas
Walking along the colored coast
Walking along the colored coast

Papagayo beach is a long stretch of golden sand. As soon Mira set foot in the sand, she would not budge one more step. “I’m staying here to make sand castles”, she declared and that was final.

This beach needs some castles, stat!
This beach needs some castles, stat!

The boys joined in the fun and were soon building a whole city in the sand.

We walked back around sunset and had a well-deserved pizza (7 sensi, recommended).

At night I had to read the Wikipedia page on the Krakatau eruption of 1883 as a bedtime story. The boys were suitably impressed by so much natural violence.