On vacations: We hit the sunny beaches where we occupy ourselves keeping the sun off our skin, the saltwater off our bodies, and the sand out of our belongings.
|Maspalomas Sand Dune Natural Area:|
We were aware that Gran Canaria is a popular destination for gay travel, but we didn't know why--other than it is sunny and warm most of the time. And like most of Europe, there are some naturalist beaches. But it is much more than that, it seems, for us prudish white people from America.
|A fully clothed white North American tourist prepares unknowingly to enter the world of dunes and "moons."|
|Yep, naked people are walking around pretty much all over the dunes.|
|The shrubby "thornbush" area. Not sure why this would appeal to a naked person, but whatever.|
|Sunbathing Paul Parris style|
|Three hummus platter|
|A lovely temperanillo|
|Carpaccio with mushrooms and arugula|
|A man who is serious about hamburgers...eating them with a fork! He did this exact same thing a year ago in Oregon and I took a photo of that too. Isn't there some saying about those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it? :)|
|Torta Allende. A serious chocolate bomb!|
They dined on mince, and slices of quince, Which they ate with a runcible spoon; And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, They danced by the light of the moon.
Paul's Ponderings: A late start due to yours truly not feeling well late last night, but an interesting day nonetheless. We bussed our way over to Maspalomas/Playa Ingles and strolled about the dunes a bit as noted above. We don't have that experience at home as they say....but it's all good. I'll say that if you are hanging around out there naked, you need a lot of sun protectant. Very warm and very sunny and hot.
After that, a low key day hanging around on the beach ourselves followed by dinner at Allende, which was pretty darn good and near the gin bar we have found a few blocks from the hotel.