As during my earlier visit in April this year (link in Photo Album Contents page), I stayed in an attractive self-catering apartment at Playa del Inglés. The weather was perhaps a degree or two cooler than it had been earlier in the year and was in the range 15-23º C; there were even a couple of days of [reasonably welcome] rain, but overall the weather was very pleasant. My stay this time was for two weeks, rather than one as before, and I even managed to walk one-way across the famed Maspalomas dunes, although as I have walked in desert situations many times before (in Morocco, the Arabian Peninsula and the Horn of Africa), I don't feel it's something I'll have to repeat soon.
|This is the Faro de Maspalomas (Lighthouse) at the Maspalomas end of the dunes. The freshwater lagoon close by, barely two feet above sea-level and separated from the sea by no more than 20 metres of sand, is quite impressive and surprisingly remains relatively unspoiled, given the proximity of a major bathing beach along the shores of the dunes.|
|Another visit to the pretty village of Puerto de Mogán, on the southwest coast. I had an excellent lunch again, this time in a German-run restaurant near the fishing harbour part of the port - main dish was some very good deep-sea bass, a real treat. The photograph shows the Harbour Office, taken with zoom from across the harbour at the far end of the fishing quay|