Summer holiday 2007
Gran Canaria, Spain





Playa del Inglés.



This year our holiday is going to be slightly different from previous ones. We will be travelling by airplane to start with, and not by car. The destination is the island of Gran Canaria. This is one of the islands that make up the Canary Islands group near the southern Moroccan coast. I have never been here before, and it appears to me that there are not that many more interesting things to do here then bake in the sun and drink a lot. So we will see and find out what the island has to offer.

I myself am not that much of a sunbathing and swimming pool enjoying individual. For me the main attraction is the crystal clear ocean in the south of the island. Before we left I had already made up my mind about getting my scuba diving license. To me it is now or never! We are therefore going on an adventure underneath the waves! Well, at least I am. This is going to be an exciting vacation.







Day 1 & 2
Wednesday, August 22th
Thursday, August 23th


This year our holiday is going to be slightly different from previous ones. We will be traveling by airplane to start with, and not by car. The destination is the island of Gran Canaria, one of the islands....

Day 3
Friday, August 24th


Today is going to be an adventures day. A day off discoveries so to speak. Today is the first day off my scuba diving training. I have a quick breakfast and pick up my lunch pack that I ordered yesterday, after which I walk to the location where.......

Day 4
Saturday, August 25th


Today is dolphin day! After a good English breakfast with bacon, eggs and baked beans my son and I are picked up by the bus that transports us to the port of Puerto Rico. It is from this port that we will set out to sea and spot the wild dolphins. I understand.......

Day 5
Sunday, August 26th


Again it is a beautiful morning, the sun is already shining bright and you can feel the temperature rising. Today is day 2 off my PADI adventure and I am looking forward to the experience. But first things first; breakfast! During breakfast....

Day 6
Monday, august 27th


Today is day 3 off my PADI adventure. The morning ritual is pretty much the same as before, so I won′t bother you with that anymore. Arrived at the dive base I learn that this morning I will be diving from the boat this time. We dive with.......

Day 7
Tuesday, August 28th


Early this week we have booked a tour around the island by bus. After having enjoyed our breakfast we all gather at the front desk and wait for the arrival off the bus. It will take us on a trip to the most remarkable places on the island. After a short introduction by our tour guide, who happens to be a Dutch woman whose....

Day 8
Wednesday, August 29th


Today I will take my exam for my PADI license. I have been studying the PADI book all week to make sure I fully understand the theoretical side off the whole thing. And this morning we are going to put it to the test. At 9:30 I sit down at the table start to fill in the questionnaire.......

Day 9
The rest of the holiday


Throughout this whole journal I have hardly mentioned the hotel where we stayed. In this section I will. During our visit to Gran Canaria we stayed in the hotel Eugena Victoria, and I quite enjoyed our stay here. The hotel is clean, the rooms are cleaned on a daily basis and the food.......

 





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