The flights last night were interesting. It was the first red eye flight for the kids and Cathy. This morning as we were landing in Madrid, MJ asked why it is called a red eye flight. I told him to look in the mirror.
The flight to Madrid was 7 hours long. We landed in Madrid at 6:55am Madrid time or 12:55am eastern time. By the time Jill started to settle down and get tired, we were an hour out of Madrid. So much for sleeping on the long flight over. We did get to see the sunrise over Madrid as we were landing. That was a very beautiful sight.
Going through customs in Spain was the easiest, convenient, pleasurable border crossing experiences that I have ever had. We were literally through customs in under 10 minutes from the time we left the plane.
We made our connection in Madrid for Lanzarote with time to spare. We were all spent when we boarded the Lanzarote flight. The fly time was 2 hours and 10 minutes. I think everyone got a full 2 hours of sleep.
Our villa has semi-private balcony overseeing the bay of Puerto Del Carmen. We have 4 pools to choose from. The villa doesn’t have AC, however everyone reassures us that it isn’t needed. The breeze is constant through the night and there is no humidity.
The views and scenery are spectacular. The Canaries are volcanic, so the mountains are jagged, the beaches have long stretches of sand with occasionally lava rocks interrupting the flow.
Tonight we’re creating our game plan for the week. I wasn’t going to rent a car, but the traffic is very easy to navigate and to see the island on our time-line, I’m really giving it thought. MJ & I have already scoped out a dive shop. There are some underwater lava tubes nearby that sounds awesome to explore.