It’s been a long time since I posted something here to my blog, but on the other hand, why I would be writing to you how I sit in the office everyday 🙂 Finally a trip in front of the door, Lanzarote.. I’ve been here I think in 2012 and it was pleasure to think that I will steal some moments from the winter time at home again.
On Saturday I slept over at Tom’s place and in the morning on Sunday we had our plane to catch. With landing at 11am we where ready to go straight to take off to a competition but strong wind forced organiser to cancel the day. See the video from airport HERE. I rigged the glider from short packing and and started my way to the apartments Los Zocos where we had arranged a room with a discount for the competition pilots. I have arranged already everything before with my credit card and two Austrians. At arrival I was noticed that they both decide to go elsewhere so there where problems on the horizon 🙂
Kind lady at reception let me know that room was cancelled day before which means one day had to be paid. Ok, rules are rules…
So lets find a room for me, as I have just came without reservation there was no discount for me any more, there was only chance to find someone to take this Slovenian pilot under his roof in his apartment. Greg from UK, I really nice guy was ok with it that I am at his place but since he took all inclusive package I was due to take the same. Short calculation told me that I can have a car and apartment for that money, so it was a no go. This was already late in the evening.
I decided to crash in for the night and see how it goes, in the end, it is a big resort maybe they don’t find me 🙂
Next day task was again under big question as wind picked up even more. I had taken my kite equipment with me so I was looking forward to finally have at least a bit of productive day, but without a car it is impossible of course. A nice visit from a lady in the morning that was in Spanish on the phone in the room made me realise its time for me to leave this fancy resort 😀
Renting a car is actually not that easy when you need it asap 😀 Online order, order confirmation, it all takes ages but in the end I finished with red Polo Ferrari that will be my ticket for adventures here on Lanzarote in next days. I am now in Famara where I should get my own room finally and it seems like a playground for flying and non flying days here. Arrecife side of the island is like Florida, a getaway for old European people. It is like a big summer nursing home. On the other side, I come here to Famara, young people good vibe in the bars… Life is good.
So, can I only ask for a bit less wind now please? 🙂