Postcards from Gran Canaria 2

Thursday 23rd February 2012. 9.00am

Another lovely sunny morning and a good night’s sleep. On the balcony again, the sun is well up and plenty of people about. Nice to sit or stand here in the morning and watch them “reserving” their sunbeds for the day, striding towards the pool area, towels in hand. We both find sunbeds very uncomfortable to sit or lie on and, ever since I got sunburnt as a kid, I don’t sit in the sun for long.

Our room faces east so we get the morning sun and we lose direct sunlight on the balcony in the early afternoon. This suits us, when we have had south facing rooms we found them too hot later in the day. Time for breakfast…………….more later!

We have nice days here. Breakfast, followed by a gentle walk along the seafront. It’s great here in Meloneras, there is a seafront promenade, paseo de maritimo, which stretches about 2 miles across the front of the resort from Playa Meloneras…………

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to the sand dunes of Maspalomas……………

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Our Riu hotel is situated about half way along so we go out of the hotel gate and turn left or right as the mood takes us. It’s mainly flat, well paved and usually busy, strolling along the “prom” was always a popular holiday pastime and here is no exception.

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Sometimes a small boat sails by…………

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Lunch, coffee on the hotel terrace, sit in the sun for a while then find a shady spot in the hotel garden followed by more people watching on the terrace………….that’s a typical day.

More about the hotel and the local area later……………………

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