31st Mar 2020 @ 6:00 am

Bowling isn’t just popular among Canarians. Every Wednesday lunchtime, groups of British expats gather at the Teleclub de Mácher to play a few informal rounds on the covered cancha there.

The restaurant provides the bowls, and serves up plenty of snacks and drinks to the bowlers, who are observed by their dogs. The rules here are slightly different, with turns being taken strictly alternately, but the standard of bowling is no worse than several teams we observed at the Tegoyo tournament.

And the underlying reason is exactly the same – a social session of sport, food and drink in the shade while the glorious Lanzarote sunshine bathes the island. What could be more agreeable?