This night we came back from our holidays after a four hour flight from Lanzarote. Maybe you've heard about the plane crash in the Ukraine this week, where about 300 people, mostly Dutch, lost their life, so I'm glad I can say I'm back in the Netherlands, save at home.
Our cats were waiting for us, glad to see us and purring all the time. Only that is reason enough to have cats: they're so happy you're back (mostly because you can fill up their food bowl, of course, after simulating the neighbour didn't feed them for days).
Here are some pics:
Lanzarote is an island belonging to the Canary Islands, a group of vulcanic islands in the Atlantic Ocean, out of the African coast. The (not that high craters) have all sorts of beautiful red, grey, black and brown colors.
Parque Nacional Timanfaya (picture from ansicht card, as unfortunately they don't do helicopter flights).
Vulcano Craters (all sleeping).
Fiesta in the village of Playa Blanca. After a procession, where people carried around the sculpture Nuestra Senora del Carmen through town, there was folk music and dancing.
Foggy Surf Beach Famara, although the surf wasn't very high, as you can see.
The beautiful town of Teguise
Nice little souvenir shop in Teguise
Haría, also called Valley of Thousands Palms.
The rare Dracaena draco, the Dragon Blood Tree, that only grows in the Canary Islands and a handfull of other places nearby.
The juice of the tree is red as blood.
Windsurfing at Costa Teguise.