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18th January, 2016

Las Palmas

A nice day was had by all in Gran Canaria. It was not quite as hot as the day before, but with pleasant temperatures although a little overcast at times, but it didn’t spoil the day.

A group of Saganaughts went out with one of our Explosive Production Dancers, Molly Aldridge on a Sand Dune Camel Safari. The 45 minute journey to Maspalomas in the South of the island was filled with interesting facts from the local guide and lots of Werther’s Originals! Their first stop was the Camel Ranch were they got up close and personal with the camels, feeding them and finding them highly amusing when one of them tried to pinch one of our passenger’s sunglasses! There were 10 camels lined up waiting for the 20 eager Saga Guests to board. Eventually, with a little bit of prodding and poking (of guests not camels) they were up! The Sand Dunes were a little bumpy in certain parts but with stunning views and beautiful sunshine it made the experience very enjoyable. After coming down with a bump when disembarking the camels, they were greeted by a cup of fresh mint tea and opportunity to purchase some local Souvenirs which finished the tour off beautifully.

Guests going ashore independently either took a stroll to the beach, where a long promenade awaited lined with typically Spanish cafes and restaurants, made their way to the nearby shopping mall or centre of town to enjoy the January Sales, or jumped on the Hop-On/Hop-Off bus to become more familiar with the area.

Sailing at 5pm meant that we were able to enjoy a formal night on board and welcome back our Britannia Club guests at their dedicated Cocktail Party.

Jo Boase Cruise Director

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