September 19th, 2007 – by: Ronniew
Isa sleeping in the plane.
In june of 2007 we went on our first trip with our newborn daughter Isa. She was half a year old and it was time to take her on her first trip. In the plane she got a bed and she slept well during a 4 hour flight. We had chosen not to go to far because she has to get used to flying and travelling. We stayed in a resort in Maspalomas. The water in the pool is to cold for her (she starts crying) so we bought an inflatable pool for her and we put it on our terras just outside the appartement. It's big fun for her she splashes around as a fish in the water and has a real good time. The heat doesn't seem to bother her at all. After a few days we rented a car and we drove up to Aguimes. We looked at the church here, with its towers and bows it looked a bit like a mosque. The town lays on an altitude of 270 metres.
The church of Aguimes.
The people here live of agriculture and growing cactuses. After that we drove through the Barranco de Guayadeque (a valley) to the cave houses. In some of the cave houses still live people. In this valley is a lot of history to find about the old Canarios who ones lived here.
A few days later we rented a car again and drove to Puerto de Mogan. This small village is known for its market. It has a nice harbour with its colourful sailing yachts. You find here nice terasses to overlook the crowds of tourists visiting the local souvenirshops.
A few days later I rented a car by myself and started cruising the island. From Puerto de Mogan I drove up to Mogan a small village just of the coast inland. Fruittrees, palmtrees, and bamboo make the Barranco de Mogan to a real garden of Eden on Gran Canaria.
Breafast at the resort.
Until the late 70's of the last century you could reach Mogan only by narrow paths. Because of the isolated situation of the village a lot of artists stayed and still are staying here. The sea is only 10 kilometres away. On my way up here I saw that the rocks had a beautiful yellow and green colour. At a foodstall along the road I asked what it was and the man told me that it was sulfite of the vulcano. After my stop I drove to San Nicolas. In San Nicolas I turned into a narrow street which brought me on a mountain pass to Artenera. I had a short lunch at Artenara
and went on my way to Tejeda. From here I chose a road around Roque Nublo the highest point at the island. The big rock is a very touristic place on the island. After my island tour I went back to my both girls at the resort.