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Day 07. Fuerteventura. Costa Calma to Morro Jable

Here is a recap of Alan’s Day Seven of his Siete Islas Charity Walk. It is the fifth and final part of the Fuerteventura section.

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Alan finished at Costa Calma last night… and settled in for the evening feeling tired but very ready for his last day on Fuerteventura. The madman actually considered getting straight on the ferry to Gran Canaria after today’s walk – but that would have meant he was wandering about in the dark… trying to find his hotel… when he was already tired and with backache. Fortunately he listened to good sense and agreed to stay in Morro Jable this evening. He will sail to Gran Canaria tomorrow (Saturday) teatime, and sleep at Las Palmas before starting the Gran Canaria walk on Sunday morning.

Alan has been buzzing today. He says that the south of Fuerteventura is stunning – and somewhere that I should organise for the walking group to visit at some point. The beaches are large… with white sands easing into the blue seas. He said one of the beaches was 3km long and 1km deep – like Papagayo but much bigger. He was a tad started when someone walked towards him with their (his word not mine) “knob” hanging out – but he did say that did wonders for his self esteem 🙂

Tonight Alan is staying at Apartamentos Matorral in Morro Jable. They are fairly central… and only a couple of kilometres from the ferry port.

  • Started a little later today so that he could take advantage of low tide and walk along the beaches – 9:45am
  • Level with Los Verdes – 12 noon
  • Finished!!! 4pm

20.78 kilometers / 4 hours 43 minutes 13 seconds / Ave speed 4.4kph / Top speed 5.7kph / Calories burned 1519

You can see where he walked HERE.

He is now at the end of his Fuerteventura walk – the bit he felt would be the toughest!!! He is off to Gran Canaria tomorrow. Go Alan!!!

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.

ALL funds raised will be shared equally between the Rose Road Association and Niños del Tercer Mundo.

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