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Friday, February 3, 2023

Change of plans!

Actually, it's not really a change of a plans, but that we were able to solidify plans that we didn't think were going to happen.

Last September when we got together with friends Bob and Denise they had mentioned they were planning a trip to the Canary Islands in February. We thought we might be in the area, and we had even played around with the idea of taking Max on the ferry to the Canary Islands.

Well, we obviously are in the area, but not really the way we thought we might be. The Canary Islands are located just off the coast of Morocco and Western Sahara and consist of the islands of Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and La Palma.. There are flights from Morocco, but most of them depart from Casablanca or Marrakesh and it wouldn't be cheap or easy for us to get there.

However, I was doing some random flight searching (as I tend to do!) and came across a Ryanair sale. It turns out they do a direct flight from Agadir, Morocco to Tenerife.

Agadir to Tenerife.

Ryanair is a no frills discount airline. They often have some really cheap base fares, but then anything you add on like a carry on bag or seat selection is often more expensive than the base fare. So if you can travel light, with only a personal bag that fits under the seat in front of you, you can travel really cheap.

In this case, the tickets cost just over €10 ($15 CAD, $11 USD) per person each way. So the two of us will fly round trip for a total of $59.50 CAD! Like I said, really cheap.

It would have been rude not to book it for that price!

So we are going to the Canary Islands for a long weekend February 10-13. We'll meet up with Bob and Denise and do some hiking. It's busy season, so we couldn't be very fussy about our accommodation, but we've got it booked at an average cost of €30 ($44 CAD,$33 USD) per night. It will be fun!

We had a great day yesterday and went for a long walk in the area. Only a high of 18C (64F), but with blue skies and sunshine it was perfect.

This is the big motorhome parking lot down below us.

We are staying at the Laguna Park Campground because we want the electricity to conserve our propane. Otherwise, we would also be staying in the lower lot.

It costs less than $5 a night to stay here, but it's just a parking lot.

One life. Live it.
Indeed!

Tourist boats in the lagoon.

But it's not tourist season. The only tourists in Oualidia are campervans and motorhomes. In the summer, this area would be packed.

It's an interesting coastline in this area.

Looking back at the lagoon.

We had fun climbing on the volcanic rock.

The rough Atlantic Ocean.


The coastline at Oualidia.

Lots of fishermen out.

You need to be careful not to get wet!

This is probably a popular swimming spot in the summer.

Fishing boats.

Fishermen working on their gear.

Pretty beach.



Splash!

After the water crashes over, you can watch the waterfalls as it drains.

I took a video for you...


We sat here and watched the waves crash for a while.

Looking south.

Another view of the motorhome parking lot.

But we are staying here.

They have a nice tent camping area.

We were going to stay another night, but now that we have a deadline to be at Agadir airport in 6 days, we had better move south a little bit further.

You might notice that the problem with our photos has been fixed. It turned out that there was a glitch with our advertising supplier because the feed from blogger is routed through their servers, and when it was pointed out to them they fixed it right away. I don't understand how it all works really, but things are back to the way they should be!

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2 comments:

  1. What gorgeous crashing waves! Thanks for explaining about the photos. That's nice that it was their problem so you didn't have to reload all the photos in the posts that were affected, from the sounds of it. :)

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    1. This kind of beach is the kind that we like, lots of rocks and interesting things to look at, especially seeing and hearing the crashing waves and then the water cascading off the rocks afterward. :-)

      Yes, it ended up being an easy fix. Apparently it had something to do with their cache, they told Kevin what setting he needed to change to solve the issue and all is good once again and no, we didn't need to reload all our pictures.

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