Day 03 – Fuerteventura. Corralejo to Puerto del Rosario
Here is a recap of Alan’s Day Three of his Siete Islas Charity Walk. It is the first part of the Fuerteventura section.
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This is the Island that Alan has been dreading the most, during this walk… as there is so much uninhabited space. However, he is soldiering on… and hopes to have it completed in 4 days. He is going to take the first 2 days easy… as the backpack is very heavy, and he has a longer day coming up on Day 3 (although we’re looking at breaking that day up if need be). His speed will be less than Lanzarote’s from here on in… as he now has to carry his much larger rucksack… containing enough kit for almost 3 weeks.
Before I start the daily recap… here are a couple of silly short videos for you to watch from Alan arriving home yesterday afternoon. I let the 3 dogs off the lead… but it took a while before they all spotted him. Billy was last because he didn’t know he was allowed to run away from me – bless!
- Up in the dark – 5:30am (I normally only see that time on my way home after a party!!)
- Leaves home for the ferry (courtesy of Ray Allum of Agua Clara) – 6.15am
- Leaves Playa Blanca on the Armas ferry – 7:00am
- Arrives in Corralejo – 7:45 (ish)
- Walking through the dunes – 9:00am
- Halfway to Puerto del Rosario – 10:45am
- Parque Holandés – 1:15pm
- Whilst on the phone to Alan, he crossed the brow of a hill and saw Puerto del Rosario in the distance – 2:15pm
- Crossed Puerto del Rosario city limits – 3:30pm
- Stopped for the day – 5pm
Just after Parque Holandés – a car screeched to a halt and a man jumped out. “Oh, I thought it was you. You’re the man who’s walking across the Canaries. My partner told me about you. Can I call you later and arrange an interview?” So, we’ll have more on that tomorrow.
Alan is shattered this evening, so will be having an early night. His back is certainly feeling the pressure of the larger rucksack… so hopefully he’ll get more comfy with t over the coming days and weeks.
26.35 kilometers / 7 hours 2 minutes 12 seconds / Ave speed 4.35kph / Top speed 6.2kph / Calories burned 2109
Once again a special thank you for the help we’ve received from the following individuals and companies;
- Mitch Mitchell – Lanzarote’s favourite personal trainer the ‘man in black’ for getting Alan’s fitness and stamina to optimum levels
- David White from Axia FX – for sponsoring Alan’s costs during the trek
- Ray from Agua Clara for paying for Alan’s water consumption during the trip
- Irma from Yaiza te Informa for all her help with the Spanish press
- Navira Armas – for sponsoring all ferry crossings during the charity walk
- … and of course to everyone who has donated sponsorship… and also prizes for the upcoming auction at Wax Bar
You can make a donation using the link below. And, if you’d like to offer some practical help here are a few ideas. Or, if you have some goods or talents you could contribute they’d be gratefully received for the Wax Bar charity auction. A list of the items available for the auction so far is HERE – and is updated as more lots are offered.