søndag 1. november 2009

ABC i Ord og Bilder - F


F = Fuerteventura
Fuerteventura is one of my favourite places for a holiday. It's the second largest of the Canary Islands, and has a long and interesting history, and of course all one needs for a holiday: sun (the sunniest of all the islands), fantastic beaches (152 - 50 km with fine, white sand and 25 km of black volcanic shingle), lovely food (shrimps in garlic oil is one of my favourites), great temperatures (it rarely falls below 18 C).
Villa Winter is one of the interesting places to visit on the island. It's a lonely place on the south-west coast. One can only reach it on a bumby road which is very dusty!
Don Gustavo (a German engineer called Gustav Winter) built the place, when the southern parts of Fuerteventura was declared a military zone after Hitler "helped" Franco in the Civil War in Spain.
It's said that the villa was built by war prisoners (there is a mysterious cemetry near by), that there were plans to build a submarine base in the village, that Nazis sailed from the small harbour over to South America after the 2nd World War - and a lot of other stories. I don't know what's true, but I've been there, and the villa is still there, and there's the most fantastic beach there. Well worth a visit.
My favourite place on the island is a small fishing village called Morro Jable. a beautiful beach there as well, some 30 km long. Parts of this beach is called Playa Esmeralda and is one of the top ten beaches in the world.
Of course I had to make a fabric postcard from Morro Jable!



You'll find other F posts here.

12 kommentarer:

Annemariesquilt sa...

Heia, tusen takk for koselig besøk på bloggen min ;-))

Niemor sa...

Så nydelig =)

Henny sa...

Smukke billeder, interessant historie.

Turid sa...

Herlig sol og strender. Forstår godt at du syns dette er et fint sted.

Petunia sa...

Det ser så vakkert ut der at det frister å besøke stedet:)

Eli Kristin sa...

Nydelige bilder! Fuerteventura er flott - har selv bare vært der en gang, men jeg har ei god tysk venninne som bor der fast ;) Flott F-innlegg og takk for info om øyen :D

qehenne sa...

At gradene ikke som regel går under 18 er jo et pluss. Spennende villa med litt mystikk. Flott innlegg og flotte bilder. Ha en fortsatt god helg!

Lappedamen sa...

Hei Lise, takk for at du tok deg turen til Kongsberg og så den flotte utstillingen våres. Hyggelig å hilse på deg, håper vi sees igjen. Flott innlegg på F også. Høres deilig ut på Fuerteventura, der har jeg ikke vært. Nydelig postkort du har laget.

Gudveig HN sa...

Det er fint der, helt enig! Fikk veldig lyst til å dra dit igjen....

Living next to me sa...

åh sommer hvor ble du av. Flotte bilder på at den faktisk finnes et sted i hvert fall . F.

verobirdie sa...

This villa looks almost ghostly. Sure it is worth a visit.

TorAa sa...

Very interesting what you here write.
It triggers me to visit.
Never been to these Islands.
Only seen them from about 33.000 feet on my way to and from Europe/South America.

Beklager jeg er sent ute med kommentar, det har sin naturlige grunn.
http://toraa.blogspot.com/2009/11/from-germany-to-norway-to-see-baby.html

Her er mitt ABC-F
http://toraamusic.blogspot.com/