From The Editors Desk

24th October 2014

1PWhilst the UK has been basking in the wet and windy aftermath of Hurricane Gonzalo we here in Fuerteventura have had to suffer with slight winds and a nippy 35o in the shade. Winter starts this weekend however, don’t forget to put the clocks back one hour on Sunday morning.

One question people always ask about Daylight Saving Time regards the time that restaurants and bars close. In many states, liquor cannot be served after 2 a.m. But at 2 a.m. in the fall, the time switches back one hour. So, why can't they serve for that additional hour in October?

The answer: the bars do not close at 2 a.m. but actually at 1:59 a.m. So, they are already closed when the time changes from Daylight Saving Time into Standard Time.

Useless information but if you come to Fuerteventura that problem doesn’t arise. Most places don’t even start partying until mid-night!

As I write this editorial it is 38o on our terrace at 5pm. Welcome to winter.





Local News

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  • New motorway delay in north of island

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  • Blues Festival.

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  • Sweden to Fuerteventura for skiing

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  • Ebola in Spain?

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  • Canaries endurance tests to be reviewed

    The week-end's Teide Triathlon in Tenerife was tinged with tragedy following the death of a female competitor. The local woman, who was in her late 40s, sustained serious head injuries when she fell off her bicycle near Vilaflor on the return from Mt Teide after the gruelling ascent in the heat on Saturday.


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