Postcard from Ben to Brian from Fuerteventura



Pool jump, originally uploaded by benaston.

Dear Brian,

It is hot. When we arrived, we laughed at the tour operator woman when she told us the heat would be mid to high 30’s, thinking she actually meant mid to high 20’s. It turns out she was right. Would you believe it – even though it’s cold in the UK, it’s hot here and 36 degrees. Madness.

So, to celebrate this new found heat, we thought it would probably be a good idea if we went for a bike ride in the heat, across a martian volcanic desert, to the other side of the island, 20k’s away, to see if there was any nice beaches over there. It took us 3hrs to get there, mainly because cycling on sand and rutted tracks requires lots of breaks.

Thankfully, there was a nice beach, and there were a few waves too. But, by the time we got there, it was time to turn around and turn back, so we didn’t really get to enjoy the beach at all. To commiserate we had some calamari and ice cold coca colas. Oh yes, we’re living it up.

Finally, you’ll notice that I jumped in the pool. That was fun too actually.

Love Ben.

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