The difference between Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura is startling. One could be on a different continent.
We arrived last night in the marina of Las Palmas which is a big city, nothing like the small towns on Lanzarote and Fuerteventura. We took a long drive into the centre of the island today through beautiful little towns and winding roads, to visit the calderas of Bandama and the national park at Pico de Las Nieves. Both offered fantastic views of the island, but it was a long day in the car and we were happy to stop for a long lunch at a small local restaurant that we discovered specialised in BBQ. We stuffed ourselves with chicken, beef and pork all cooked to perfection on a wood fire. A last stop at Las Palmas on the way back to the boat and a good stretch of the legs wandering around the artisanal market stalls and Las Ramblas was a great way to end a lovely day.