Postcards From Fuerteventura

I have been putting off posting these. I could barely bring myself to look at them while sitting here shivering and chattering my teeth! Remind me again why I live in this country?! I posted the Bohemian Style outfit post earlier this week, so you may know that I recently returned home from a weeks holiday in Fuerteventura. It might look like I only wore the below Jarlo dress the whole holiday, but its because most of the photos I took were on the same day.

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One of the Islands tourist attractions is its wild and very friendly chipmunks. Although the estimated 1 million of these little fellas are a pest problem for the surrounding farmers. Their cheeky little faces bring joy to holiday makers who go out to feed them.

On the first day we walked down from our hotel to the beach and at this stone area halfway down we had about 10 of these guys run up to us reaching out their little paws as if to say “feed me, feed me”. How could we resist! They would fight each other and run over our feet. Eva was initially a bit wary, but now asks for a baby chipmunk as a pet. I did look, but they need a whole room to themselves. Aint nobody got room for that!

The first couple of days were very cold (not as cold as here), cloudy and windy. Fuerteventura is known as the windy Island. Its name translates to – Strong Winds, so we came prepared with a kite.

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Eva spent most of her evenings dancing the night away with her new friends. We stayed the the Club Jandia Princess Hotel which was a nice all-inclusive resort hotel. It was mainly couples over 50, but the hotel did provide wonderful entertainment for the handful of children that were there. Eva went off to mini club while we relaxed by the pool and in the evening she had mini disco. The adults entertainment was literally the worst I have ever seen. Imagine watching people dancing around miming to songs and not even knowing the words to mime to.

After a few days I was going out of my mind, I get bored very easily. So we hired a car to do a mini road trip of south of the Island. After 5 days spent in a shorts and a bikini I made an effort to dress up for our little outing. By midday and trying my hardest to keep the wind from blowing off my hat. It came off and the balero joined it on the front car seat. Sometimes a pretty maxi dress is all you need!

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Our first stop was the fisherman’s village of Morro Jable. We spent a short time strolling around looking at the shops. Eva was getting a bit hot in her thick cotton dress so we bought her a little dress. She really didn’t want to wear it, but I bribed her with icecream.

Then we headed off to explore the Jandia peninsula which had  about 19K of dust road around the mountains leading to the most southern point of the island.

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As we were driving along, I screamed “STOOOOOOP DONKEYSSSS”. Standing at the side of the road was 3 feral donkeys. I wound down my window and called to them and to my suprise one of them came walking up to the car while his mates looked on wondering what he was doing.

He came right up to me and looked into my eye and told me through telepathy that he wanted a carrot or something along those line.

I apologised that I didn’t have any food and we drove off.  The car behind us drove up to say hello to him, but he walked off. Animals love me! Maybe they think I am one of them.

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At the end of the drive we came to the peninsula lighthouse which had incredible views out to sea and back up the Island. We hung around for about 30 minutes and drove back for some late lunch.

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On the way from the airport to the hotel I had spotted a glimpse of a beach with pools of water in the sand so we set off to look for that. Once we found it I wished we could have spent a whole day there, but it was already late afternoon and we were leaving the next day.

It was so quiet, no sun-loungers and hoards of tourists filling the place up with no rubbish scattered all over. The water was sparkling and warm. Eva who usually hates swimming was desperate to get in for a paddle, it looked so inviting.

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Now I have really depressed myself. I know its nice to get away while the weather is grim, but you get terrible holiday blues. Its going from one extreme to the other with the weather. Although this time last year we was sitting in a beer garden over the easter holidays. Whats going on!

Tomorrow I will be posting another outfit from the holiday and that will be the final holiday post.

  9 comments for “Postcards From Fuerteventura

  1. 28 March, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Kylie you’re such an uber glamourous mummy! These pictures are gorgeous and Eva is such a cutie pie.

    • memoirmode
      30 March, 2013 at 6:01 pm

      Aw thank you hunny xx

  2. 29 March, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Love your outfit; the shoes! I was hoping to be dressed like this right now! But hello grey clouds and cold winter in Easter? What the hell? I felt the same way when I went to the Caribbean in October and came home to frost with a gorgeous glowing tan- what was the point? Super depressing. Hope you’re having a nice Easter…indoors. ♥

    • memoirmode
      30 March, 2013 at 6:02 pm

      I know 🙁 get a bit of colour finally and have been wrapped up. Now its practically gone xx

  3. 29 March, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Ah such precious photographs! Looks like you had a wonderful time.
    Still can’t believe the weather is still so cold where you are! 🙁

    • memoirmode
      30 March, 2013 at 6:02 pm

      Its always bloody cold. We had a terrible summer too. Wonder if its ever going to be warm again 🙁 xx

  4. 29 March, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    Ahh, it’s so nice to look at these & daydream! I really can’t wait anymore for it to warm up here, and I’m not even much of a sun lover! My uncle actually had an outdoor aviary with about 10 chipmunks when I was little, they are so funny & cheeky! 🙂

    • memoirmode
      30 March, 2013 at 6:03 pm

      Ah how cute! I think they are quite intelligent animals and they KNOW how cute they are! 🙂

  5. 31 March, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    These photos are gorgeous, giving me serious holiday envy though…I NEED SUNSHINE 0_o Also this dress looks lovely on you xx

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