I didn’t really know what to expect from this large city on the island of Gran Canaria.  I did know that beyond the city limits lay a number of incredible sites both natural and manmade and I desperately wanted to explore them.  But as ship life goes, our time is governed and this day would not allow us enough free time to see them.  We did find a local bus route that took us to another part of the city where we got to see the Canaria Catedral, standing beautifully over its courtyard.  We also experienced a lovely group of roaming street musicians, dressed in clothes from another decade.  Since my Spanish doesn’t hold up too well, I couldn’t decipher the lyrics, but the music echoed gorgeously through the cobblestoned alleyways.

Our return trip took about an hour since we had to do the entire rest of the route to get back to where we started.  At least it was a cheap way to see parts of the city.  To finish off our day in Las Palmas, we checked out the beach, which was bustling with swimmers and sunbathers, more so than I had imagined, but who wouldn’t want to spend their winters in the warm sand?

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