Sunday, 4 February 2018


We have just come back from a fortnight's holiday in the Barcel√≥ hotel at Corralejo Bay on Fuerteventura, one of the Canary Islands.  I took my new sketchbook, no 44, and started it with a sketch of one of the great bands that entertained us during the evenings.

Mr Bana band was one of the best live groups I've heard, playing Rhythm and Blues music very professionally. I showed them the drawings when they finished and they were delighted to see them and signed each of their portraits.

We stayed in a room on the 3rd floor with a fantastic view over the harbour.  We could see Lanzarote in the distance when it wasn't too hazy.

The port was quite busy with ferries coming and going during the day between the islands.

Ile Lobos was just offshore and the sea sweeping in between the islands was quite strong making it fantastic for wind and kite surfers.

There was a lovely walk along the beach in both directions which we did most days when the wind wasn't too strong.

Looking southwards we could see the mountains in the distance behind the campanile of the shopping centre.

We spent every evening enjoying the live music and entertainment in the comfortable wicker chairs.

Another of my favourite groups was  'Jersey 's Best' a Four Seasons tribute band, very lively and entertaining.

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