Lord Nelson 26/12/15
We decided not to go to sail or go to the sales. Instead we started with a scrummy breakfast of waffles with yogurts and mixed berries. Fuelling the crew for a full day of strenuous hiking in the hills of Gran Canaria (after a quick happy half hour). We travelled by coach to Tejeda at the centre of the island and did a 4k hike with spectacular views of volcanic rocky outcrops which resembled a monk and other weird shapes. Back down through the pine forest we arrived at a clearing with a readymade BBQ prepared by the advance party. Lunch was delicious burgers and sausages. After refuelling we travelled across the valley to climb Roque nuble and more views of volcanic rock, then returned to the coach for a trip to Pico De Las Nives viewpoint the highest point in the island at 1942ft. By now the cloud and Sahara dust was closing in and hindering our views as well as high winds. Returning to the ship we felt we had all reached new heights today.
Mel, Jill, Gareth, Ben, Aleigh, Laura, Allister, Keji and George.