From The Editors Desk

20th November 2015

1 PennyStill island hopping!

Following a restful few days in Lanzarote we, like many, were nearly stranded there. Our ferry tickets were printed in error as same day return. On arrival at the port , no 5pm or 7pm Armas, entry to the port was closed to all vehicles without tickets. We joined a queue with a reserve number, just in case. Fortunately they allowed us on at the last minute. Some were not so lucky. Despite the chaos the handlers were fantastic; they could have re charged us for not checking the ticket and turning up four days later!

Just another illustration of Canarian hospitality.


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Local News

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  • Costa Calma Fatality

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