there and back again – holidaying in El Cotillo, Fuerteventura

April 26, 2011 at 9:13 pm 9 comments

El Cotillo, Fuerteventura, where we turned off, tuned out and dropped off for a week.
followed footprints in the sand
paddled in crystal clear lagoons
explored ancient volcanic rock pools
watched para-surfers somersaulting off waves
and the sun setting into the ocean
I can think of no better way to spend a week. Much as I love my allotment it’s bloomin’ hard work most of the time.  It simply can’t compete with the recharging of heart, body and soul the gentle lap of the ocean offers.

Back on the sunbaked plot however my spring bulbs have finally emerged to cheerfully chase away the post holiday sighs.  And faithful old me is back in love once again with my bloomin’ hard-work garden!

Entry filed under: allotment tales, away from the plot.

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9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Janet/Plantaliscious  |  April 27, 2011 at 6:40 am

    Sometimes absence can make the heart forget the back ache! Sounds like a wonderful break from rock-hard ground and no rain plus weeds running amok… Mind you, you missed the British Summer! I think that was it…

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  • 2. Joanna @ Zeb Bakes  |  April 27, 2011 at 11:14 am

    How absolutely lovely – haven’t seen a beach like that for a while now… my little garden is rioting with the excitement of the hot weather – I tell it to calm down 😉

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  • 3. greg becker  |  April 27, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Super blog post. I like how the holiday sun leads into the allotment flowers.

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  • 4. peggy  |  April 27, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Nothing like a week of doing nothing to really appreciate having lots to do! I had forgotten what sun and sand looked like not to mention blue water!

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  • 5. Nip it in the bud  |  April 27, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Janet – ‘weeds running amok’ – you’ve been down to my plot too then?

    Joanna – we were surprised to find ourselves in such an unspoilt place in this busy, touristy day and age

    Greg – thank you. Great to see your Dandy Lions featured on the Guardian Blog. – congratulations 😮

    Peggy – absolutely and after living out of a suitcase for a week you come home to more things to do when the house feels to cluttered!

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  • 6. Cheryl  |  April 28, 2011 at 2:44 am

    Looks gorgeous-hat a wonderful trip! Definitely reminds me I need a recharge. And to start cleaning up the garden.

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  • 7. John Hathaway  |  April 30, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Lovely! Room in your suitcase for six extras next time you go?!

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  • 8. shoestringalley  |  May 1, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    I am officially jealous! Lovely photos.

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  • 9. Nip it in the bud  |  May 3, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Cheryl – the camera didn’t lie, certainly the place to go for chilling out

    John – we pondered several times how lovely it would be to holiday there with you guys. Conclusion – lovely, a bit crazy and somewhat more energetic than our week!

    Shoestringalley – thank you, seems a long time ago now but did the trick of recharging us

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