I decided to take my two grand daughters to Lanzarote for half term, leaving the husband at home with his cat. The trip did not start well because our plane was delayed for almost three hours leaving Bournemouth airport which meant that we arrived on Lanzarote in the dark and lost our first evening. We were tired and hungry and all went to bed after a bowl of cereal.
The following morning things cheered up a bit, the weather was glorious, our accommodation comfortable and the neighbourhood on investigation proved to be very nice. We were staying just outside Playa Blanca at The Rubicon Marina, there was a comfortable fifteen minute walk into the centre of Playa Blanca along a promenade by the sea. The promenade had the back entrances of two or three major hotels and there was a magnificent bougainvillae hedge for a good stretch of it. There was also a lovely beach - Lanzarote is a bit short of beaches so it was a bonus to have Playa Dorada in walking distance. There was one of those adult outdoor gyms on this little walk too and number two grand daughter took full advantage of it. The girls are aged 13 and 15 and Lanzarote was chosen as being a bit more lively than my usual haunts. I was surprised at how much I liked Lanzarote, I thought I was going to be in a very obviously touristy place and instead found immense beauty and culture everywhere I looked.