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LANZAROTE 12-19 MARCH 2019
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RAMBLERS LANZAROTE HOLIDAY 12 to 19 MARCH 2019

For this year’s early Spring holiday 13 club members made their way to Puerto del Carmen on the enigmatic island of Lanzarote in the Spanish Canaries. Of volcanic origin most of the island takes on the appearance of a “moonscape” with little or no natural vegetation in sight. Walking in mainly lava fields was therefore a completely new experience for the club. The weather for the entire holiday was more or less perfect, the temperatures during the days were in the upper twenties and we only saw a cloud in the sky on the day we were leaving for home.
Day one was a pleasant acclimatisation walk from the hotel (Relaxia
Olivina) to the small village of Calero. Three members decided to explore the nearby high mountains before returning by bus, whilst the rest of the group took a local coast hugging ferry back to base.
The rest of the holiday included walks in the high mountains and a
selection of lower level walks for the less energetic. A small group also undertook a one-day bus tour the main purpose of which was to visit the unique residence of Cesar Manrique, an eccentric chap whose cultural influence still obtains in the island long after his death.
Whilst the quality of the hotel (luxury combined with excellent food)
played a large part in ensuring the success of the break we do have to acknowledge and thank Den Hamill for his outstanding organisational skills for getting us there, and his prowess in both interpreting local bus timetables and map-reading with some help from Michael Carson.

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