When is a Canary not a Canary ?

Been a long time. I promised myself never to apologize or explain for writing absences. I can at least stick to that.

Today I am in las Palmas on Gran Canaria. This is the furthest south I have ever travelled. A short (and turning out to be expensive) break from the dark of Stockholm.

The island has nothing to do with canaries…rather it refers to dogs. The great island of dogs. There are no mosquitoes or flies and it is of a temperate climate here in the north, growing warmer in the south. I hired a car (the very expensive part) but as a solo traveler I recommend it. I would probably spend as much on tours and feel even more alone – especially with all the couples and families on the tour – whereas with a car my solitude is on the move all the time.

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