A Short Break in Lanzarote

Last month we took the opportunity to get away to Lanzarote for a couple of days before wedding season kicked off. Eavesdropping in the airport most people travelling to our destination were setting themselves up for a good fortnight. We had two full days in total in Lanzarote, everyone we spoke to thought we were a bit nuts, I’m sure- but we crammed in as much as we could into those days. We are not ones to be content sat around the pool, anyway.

We stayed in Playa Blanca, which is quite a sedate little resort with lots of interesting nooks and crannies. It’s a pretty short drive to the Natural Park of Volcanoes – (Fire Mountains) though for a complete change of tone.

On Day One we booked ourselves up with the very competent Blackstone Treks and Tours. José of Blackstone Treks took us both on a wonderful walk, teaching us about the landscape and leading us to some spectacular spots off the beaten track. Whilst the coach loads of people were bussed about Timanfaya, we headed off for a 3-4 hour walk and we didn’t see another soul. We sat and fed apples to lizards. He was a wonderful guide and it really made our trip.

When we weren’t playing Volcanologist we mostly walked up and down the coastline and ate Gelato.

Here are a few snaps from our holiday taken on our little Fuji x100 and also an old Pentax Super ME loaded up with Portra 160 I recently acquired from my Uncle.

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3 comments on “A Short Break in Lanzarote

  • Jen Poynter

    Well I suppose a photographer’s holiday snaps would be awesome wouldn’t they! These are beautiful… looks like you had a lovely break :-)

  • Jorina

    This looks lovely! Not only your photography, but Lanzarote itself too… It makes me want to go there! (I’ve been to Gran Canaria, but supposedly they’re quite different)

    • Emma

      Hi Jorina – We’ve also been to Gran Canaria also and can vouch they are VERY different. I think each Canary Island has something unique to offer!

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