Letter from the Canaries

SINCE the fifteenth century, when the Spanish took the Canaries as both a practice and way station for subsequent trans-Atlantic plundering adventures, the islands have been a bridge between Africa…
JULY’S here, school’s out, beaches are empty. Life’s good on these eight islands which, with the exception of dive-tourism mecca El Hierro, are enjoying some pre-August quiet. And no, that…
Since my last missive, we’ve sung, dressed up, danced traditional dances, eaten and drunk too much, and generally enjoyed Canaries Day, as we do every 30th of May. It’s a…
DOWN here on the small Canary Island of La Gomera, we’ve been selflessly risking life and limb again for the greater good, making sure lots of babies are born and…

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