3 July 2017

Postcard

Dear Blog Folk,

Here we are in Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote. Above, the sight from our terrace this morning. Below our humble beach hut - Room 217:-
A morning stroll and this caught my eye - railings festooned with the padlocks of love. I wonder when and where the craze began. It never happened in my youth that's for sure. Padlocks were for sheds, school lockers and bicycles:-
We reached the big beach to the west of the resort town and there I snapped the lifeguards' shelter. Three fellows were deep in conversation about the existence of God and other philosophical matters:-
 I spotted a cat called Franco, pausing on his way down to the sea:-
Afterwards we swam in the hotel pool and read our novels. Wish you were here.

Fond regards,
Yorkshire Pudding
xxxx

23 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful place to visit, and those photos are great. Enjoy and best wishes!

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    1. Thank you Mr B. You are very kind..

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  2. You preferred the hotel pool to the Sea? I wonder why!
    Little Franco looks sweet; unconscious of how nice his black fur contrasts with the white wall, the blue sea and the green hedge.
    The padlocks of love I first noticed around 2008 I think, when I was in Cologne to work at the GamesCom. The railway bridge across the Rhine was full of them.

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    1. They are all over the world now. I wish I had invested in a padlock company ten years ago!

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  3. It looks like a very nice vacation spot! Relax and enjoy!

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    1. I shall obey Senator Barlow (SC).

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    1. Maybe when the move to Leyburn is all done you can plan ahead for a sunshine holiday next year... perhaps with your friend W? I think the sophistication of Benidorm might suit the pair of you.

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  5. Actually, if you look closely you'll see that there were four chaps/chapesses and if you'd listened carefully you'd have realised they had come to a conclusion.

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    1. Yes. I should have looked more closely Graham. On the question of God's existence they..(BLOGGER TECHNICAL FAULT 375B.23)

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  6. Er, what does the sign in the first photo say and why is it pointing to the cactus?? I can guess what emergencia means but I do hope salida does not translate as call button.

    It looks beautiful there; you have chosen well! Love that black cat.

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    1. Salida de Emergencia means Big Prickly Cactus.

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  7. Looks so relaxing Mr. Pud.
    Don't forget to slather the sunscreen on all important bits.
    Will you be bring sticks of rock back ?
    Enjoy.
    ~Jo

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    1. Plenty of volcanic rocks here Jo but I haven't seen a single stick of rock and no donkeys on the beach either!

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  8. I like the photo Franco with the blue sea in the background. Careful you don't burn your feet on the hot sand.

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    1. Round the pool some tiles are creamy white and good for walking on but there are grey volcanic sections on which you could fry an egg. Ouch!

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  9. The regards would be much fonder if you were taking a good swim in the sea!!!Maybe tomorrow you will dip your toe in the sea!!!

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    1. You have to pay 12 euros for two sunbeds and a beach umbrella. You need that protection in the hot sunshine here Red - otherwise I would also be Red! Very Red! I might go in the sea today. We'll see or sea.

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  10. Looks very smart YP...have a wonderful time.

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    1. The hotel is marvellous and the food is excellent but Puerto del Carmen certainly isn't a quaint fishing village. No siree.

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  11. We wish we there too.

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  12. Glorious! See! Black cats are lucky! So, too, are you and Shirley! Soak up the sunshine and the ambience! :)

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