One of the most surprising things about the Canary Island of Fuerteventura is without a doubt its ever-changing landscape.

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One minute you’re sailing through clear blue water, the next you’re running through endless sand dunes and before you know it, you’re surrounded by absolutely stunning mountains and rolling hills (very akin to the Atlas mountains in Morocco).

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Making our way through the mountains, we headed off with the girls in search of cheese… and cheese comes no fresher than from the farm where the cheese is made. The farm in question is in the picturesque little town of Betancuria and we were reliably informed that it had some of the best cheeses in all the land.
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Not one to take anyone word as truth, especially when it comes to cheese and even more so if there’s a chance I can get to taste the cheese myself just to be sure, I decided I would have to check it out in person.
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Long story, short – they were right! These guys do know a thing or two about cheese but honestly, I did get distracted halfway through by news that there was a camel somewhere outside.
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Shoving my mouth full with cheese, I hotfooted it through the farm, where I found a myriad of goats (and other farm animals) before finally finding the rumoured camel!
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I think this was the first time I’d ever been this close to a camel so I wasn’t quite sure what to do but as it turns out, this camel had only one thing on its mind anyway and that was grass so it carried on unfazed by the odd look of amazement on my face.
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Cheese all done with, we headed off in search for lunch but I’m very easily distracted and before long, found myself hopping out of the car and hotfooting it to a village whose name till this day I have no idea. Not that it mattered anyway. There’s just something liberating about being able to throw your plans out of the window and live in the moment, especially when it’s to do with pretty little Spanish villages…

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The only other plans we had after this was all to do with more food before heading back to the mountains to try our hands at night time photography. Seeing as I’d photographed the Northern Lights before, I felt particularly cocky with my prospects but as it turns out, having a new camera since that point didn’t help me much and photographing the milky way is VERY different to photographing the Northern Lights but more on that (along with the tips I learnt which I hope will come in handy) in another post.



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