Friday, May 21, 2010
Closer to the ocean there are towns that have lovely Hotels and wonderful restaurants. They actually have some wonderful vineyards on the island as well and what a sight to see these little halfmoon rock walls about two feet high and growing in the black lava soil are these little grapevine plants rows and rows of them, the little stones piled up around the plants are there to protect them from the strong winds that blow at times from west Africa. You never want to visit the islands in the summer months because the temps can go up to 120 degrees farenheit. Big sand storms also come across the ocean from west Africa and can blow blinding sand storms on the islands for a week or more.
My favorite thing to do was to go to one of the local restaurants right by the ocean and watch the fishermen throw their nets into the water and catch the fish right in front of you, you can then pick the fish you would like for lunch that day and they will go into their kitchen and cook it to perfection...You can't get any fresher than that!!!
They also have a great Bird sanctuary there with beautiful Parrots.
I also rode a Camel one day but felt so sorry for him, that I would never do it again.
This is one of the prints I bought while I was there and thought I would share some of my memories with you this day.
Love and Peace and Laughter to All!!