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Editor’s Letter

At the funeral of the irreplaceable Juan Brito (see page 22 ) last month, Juan’s son Pedro commented on the chilly weather, telling the packed chapel that “If he’d known it was going to be this cold, my father wouldn’t have come.” There are probably a few holiday-makers who’ve felt the same, as Lanzarote suffered its coldest winter for many years. But, although we all love complaining about the weather, there have been few days when the sun hasn’t broken through, nothing approaching the icy conditions further north. I’ve managed to take a couple of bracing dips in the sea, and I even got a bit of sunburn while having lunch on a terrace in Arrecife surrounded by giant flies, Mexican bandits, Baywatch babes, Wonder Woman and the Puppy Patrol (it was a carnival thing). I suspect that, while some tourists have been disappointed, many others will have taken advantage of the weather to discover more of the island beyond sun and sea. . It may not be sunbathing weather, but it’s perfect for hiking up a volcano or getting lost in the backstreets of a local town. And, of course, the heat and excitement of carnival will keep plenty of people warm well into March, with St Patricks Day following close on its heels.


This has turned into a fine event, with the Old Town becoming a sea of green. In this issue we look at the burning global issue of plastic waste, and how Lanzarote is trying to tackle the problem, but on March 17th the Irish will celebrate along with plastic paddies galore. Because that’s what we do best here. A look at our What’s On pages will show that there are many more events going on in a month that promises to be buzzing. Winter’s almost over – at the end of the month, the clocks go forward and Lanzarote will look forward to another scorching summer – so make the most of it while you can.

Enjoy the mag.

The Editor

Gazette Life March 2018

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