LA GOMERA – on the beach.

We were due for a rest day especially after yesterday. A lie in and a lazy morning was followed after lunch by a stroll across the headland to the recommended Playa del Medio. We passed the island’s only golf course and lots of banana plantations. The black beach was in a well sheltered bay, it turned out to be a nudist area, mainly Germans who like that sort of thing, ah well.

The sun was out so the water temperature of about 19degrees seemed pleasant for swimming and you air dried quickly, in the nude of course.

We had a bit more daylight to explore the main water front at Playa de Santiago. Lots of bars and apartments, a safe beach and a small marina. All from a different age – think art deco / hippie. A great place to sit outside a bar with a coffee and watch the world go by. This is the sunny and warm bit of the Island and you can see why Northern Europeans head here for Xmas.

In the evening we found a rather more upmarket [for us] restaurant frequented by sailing types. The posh catch of the day was BACALAO in pasta parcels.

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