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Top Up Your Vitamin D In Lanzarote

We all need our vitamins. Making sure we get the right balance is usually emphasised by us turning to a multivitimin tablet. The best natural source of vitamin D is from sunlight, something that most people are lacking in the winter months in the UK. Vitamin D contains nutrients to help bones, teeth and muscles healthy. You can find this vitamin in oily fish, red meat, liver, egg yolks but the most fun way to make sure you get plenty is booking a holiday to Lanzarote, especially between October to March where you make have less exposure to the light in the UK

Earthquakes in the Canaries

Between Sunday night and early Monday morning there were two earthquakes measuring 3.1 and 3.0 degrees north of the Canary Islands. The movement has become more common in recent months although experts from the National Geographic Institute describe this activity as normal and within the parameters between which the Archipelago moves

At 20:28 this Sunday the first of the tremors was happened northwest of Fuerteventura with an intensity of 3.1 degrees. There was a further tremor registered measured at a level of 3 degrees further nort of the islands. Both tremors are considered by the IGN within the usual scales of the islands.

It is worth remembering that, since September 2, on the east coast of Tenerife, more than 10 low intensity earthquakes have been recorded -between 1.5 and 1.6-, although the frequency that was defined several months ago remains seismic. More than 200 miniterremotos have been counted in just 72 hours during the month of May this year.

Lanzarote Wind Does Have Its Benefits

Travelling up to the north of Lanzarote, heading in the direction of Haria and passing the village of Teguise you will see the wind farm of Los Valles perched on the mountainside on the right. Operated by Endesa (the main electricity company here) and the Insular Water Consortium of Lanzarote it has produced in the first half of of this year 13,349.6 megawatt hours of energy, which equates to supplying electricity to more than 7,600 homes on the island. The output of the farm has improved noticeably in relation to the first half of 2017.

From January to June, the Los Valles wind farm was the third largest in terms of energy produced in the Canary Islands.

The improvement was largely due to the start-up of a tenth wind turbine at the beginning of the year, with a production quality similar to the nine existing ones.

Guidance For Beach Users

Most of us are aware these days of the benefits and disadvantages of sunbathing. We all know that the sun has the vital vitamin D to help us remain healthy but along with this there are added dangers. Lanzarote is taking responsability in making people aware of the dangers of sunbathing by making people aware of what you should and should not be doing. The local health care centre in the village of Tahiche have made a video in Costa Teguise which has been released this week to help people make informed decisions. The video gives advice on hydration, applying sunscreen, clothing and when to avoid maximum exposure

Blue Flag For Arrecife

The man made beach in Arrecife has just been re awarded its blue flag after losing it a few years ago

Lanzarote this year has achieved eight blue flags among which is that of the beach of El Reducto de Arrecife, which has managed to recover the badge it lost in 2002. For its part, the coast of Tías has obtained three blue flags achieving again the award he lost last year in Playa Grande. Matagorda and Los Pocillos are the other two beaches of the municipality that have obtained the distinction, which on the other hand has not been recovered in Playa Chica.

In regards to the beaches, Lanzarote has obtained seven blue flags.

Roaming Charges in Lanzarote

Its surprising that a lot of people are still unaware of the law that come into effect last year regarding roaming charges. The new EU law means that citizens within the community can take advantage of the same service supplied by their mobile providers in EU countries at no extra cost. This means that you are entitled to the same data and speed coverage in Lanzarote! This does not include phone calls outside your country of residence and is also limited if you have a pay as you go contract. If you are unsure of whats included you can always visit the following website.

Supermoon seen from Lanzarote

Last night (03/12/2017) the moon was the closest to earth than it will be until November 24th 2034. Known as a supermoon the Moon appears larger and brighter in the sky. Itw was a little cloudy last night but the moon was without doubt shining through the cloud. The distance between the Moon and Earth varies throughout the month and the year. On average the distance is about 382,900 kilometers (238,000 miles). This is because the Moon’s orbit around Earth is not a perfect circle, but elliptical, with one side closer to Earth than the other. A Super Full Moon will look about 7% bigger than an average Full Moon. When compared to a Micromoon, it looks about 12% to 14% larger. Lanzarorote and the Canary islands are one of the best places to take advantage of these phenomenons due to the clear skies.

Brexit Tourism and Lanzarote

The United Kingdom maintains its strength in Lanzarote, it continues to be a dynamic market, and despite the uncertainty of Brexit, a significant impact is not expected in principle, as British airlines do not contemplate a scenario of elimination of air freedoms that could lead to an increase in rates. This is one of the main conclusions that were given on Tuesday during a press conference offered by the council president of Lanzarote. Lanzarotes touris advisor has come to this conclusion after attending the World Travel Market 2017, which took place in last week between November 6 and 8 in London

In conclusion The United Kingdom continues to be strong and maintains an indisputable leadership amongst the markets on the island. The British market is showing stability which gives peace of mind to tourism in Lanzarote. It has however experienced a slight decline for this winter of just 1.3% in the reservation of slots (landing and take-off rights) at Lanzarote Airport, mainly because of the overcapacity of previous seasons and the recent demise of Monarch Airlines, although it must be said that other airlines such as Jet2, easyJet and British Airways have begun to occupy part of the gap left which has been left.

Cruise Season Has Started

On Monday, the Saga Pearl II cruise ship arrived in Arrecife, with a capacity for more than 500 passengers on board. This will be the first stop of the more than 30 stopovers planned for this month in the waters of the capital, according to forecasts of the Port Authority of Las Palmas. As many as 50,000 cruise passengers will arrive on the island via cruise ships

On Tuesday 2 other well known cruise ships could be seen at Puerto Naos and Los Marmoles. The giants Queen Elizabeth and Costa Fabulosa hold between them a capacity of 6,000 passengers. Wednesday will be the turn for the Tui Discovery, with space for more than 1,800 passengers. A busy time for cruises and you will see plenty ships passing by.