Thursday, March 10, 2016
Wintery weather has us pining for Gran Canaria
As hard as we tried we could not find a place where we could move. Posito is very small and February was not really the time to be looking as many places were rented. The places we saw were very tired or just not suitable. We had to consider that there is a fine balance between swimming and walking every day and the best weather imaginable and the rocky, barren landscape away from civilization. Another draw was the cheap flights from Las Palmas to destinations all over Europe.
Restaurants and hotels in our village are slowly beginning to open up so there are some signs of life; however I think I am missing watching the daily promenade of Scandinavians, Finns, Germans, Dutch, Brits and Italians as we had our morning espresso at the Calabrese restaurant. Obesity is really a problem in Europe especially with the Germans and some of the Scandinavians, especially the men who loved to parade topless with their gross stomachs hanging out as if it was some sort of status symbol. Today, I would love to see again the assortment of people. But most of all I am missing what is called the world's most perfect climate. It approached 30 degrees every day, some days it was hotter. Nights were around twenty. No wonder there have been almost a million more visitors this year as holiday makers avoid their usual haunts in Africa.