Today, we were going to explore the south of Fuerteventura. We drove down the main F2 road, and our first port of call was a little bay called Giniginamar
After spending about an hour or so just meandering around and looking at Ginaginamar, we left. Our next stop was a bigger place called Gran Tarajal. It felt too big for us, so we weren't that keen on it.
It did, however, have one of the most beautiful fountains I've seen, based on sea horses.
Harbour at Gran Tarajal.
Gran Tarajal bay.
We walked along the paved prom', where we found another piece of sculpture.
This is the closest point (about 100KM) that Fuerteventura is to Africa.
Couple, from lighthouse.
Sue, leaning on the immaculately painted wall.
Time to get back in the car, and press on.
From the lighthouse, it was on to Las Playitas, and a pleasant walk along yet another prom. At the far end of that pier was a blue cube of rock called 'wet paint'?? It turned out to be a sculpture. We spotted another one 'mother earth', but were not impressed. Too arty-farty for our taste.
Lots of cloud in the sky, but the sun never seemed to go behind any of them.
Las Playitas bay, and a lone fisherman. Again, no evidence of a catch while we were there.
You can see a panoramic video of the beach by
We had a sit and a paddle here for a while, ate our packed lunch, then went onwards to a little 'hidden gem' some friends had told us about - Mal Nombre. It was a devil to find, with (as usual) no signs to it. We eventually got down to the car park area, and went onto the beach.
The beach stretched on for about half a mile. We walked all the way along it, enjoying a paddle here and there.
Me, enjoying paddling, click HERE
I turned up it anyway, and within a minute or so, it turned into a sort of duel carriageway, with a huge section in the middle, with seating and palm trees??? This really IS a strange island. Anyway, we again just headed, signless, towards the sea. When we reached it, we were gobsmacked by the beauty once more.
La Pared beach
The squirrel was greedily taking them, going and burying them, then coming back for more!
To see a video of the squirrels, click HERE
Just for fun, I kept going and digging the nuts up and re-feeding them to him, but when he realised what I was up to, he started going over the cliff edge to bury them on inaccessible ledges - clever squirrel!
You can see a video of the spindrift off the huge waves HERE
The day was getting on now, and the light would be fading soon.
Under the arch before wavebreak.
See wavebreak video HERE
After that, we decided to investigate a building we could see, standing alone on the top of the cliffs. We returned to the car and tried to find it. No signs, rough dirt tracks that turned into Tarmac roads. It was a restaurant, but you wouldn't know it! Once more we were amazed by how they do things here.
Apparantly, it was a shack affair that they razed to the ground about 6 years ago, and built this fantastic place, complete with TWO pools and a WATER SLIDE - I kid you not.
Like fish, do you? Well, this must be THE most comprehensive fish menu we'd ever seen!! THIRTY TWO different choices, many of which I'd never even heard of. The waiter was great, though, and would patiently advise and describe the flavour and texture of the fish of your choice.
I asked him why there were no signs to the place, and believe it or not, his answer was this;
"Oh no, if we put signs up, we'd be packed all the time! We're busy enough without signs"
On our way back, we witnessed another great sunset over Pajara.