Six-sailed windmill at Tefía, Fuerteventura

Photos 2020: Fuerteventura

In January we made our first ever trip to the Canary Islands, spending a week on the largest island, Fuerteventura.

Six-sailed windmill at Tefía, Fuerteventura

There are many windmills on the island but this is the only one with six sails, at Tefía

Sand dunes with footprints

Sand dunes line the north-east coast at the Parque Natural de Corralejo

Goats on a rocky path

On a walk to a reservoir at Los Molinos: the area was deserted except for goats

A surfer walking in the sea with a wave approaching

There was a surfing school on the beach at La Pared but everyone seemed to be taking a break

Volcanic mountain behind a palm tree

One of many volcanic mountains on the island, this one viewed from La Oliva

White church at La Oliva

Church at La Oliva, similar in style to many others on the island

Miriam standing under a pergola

In the grounds of the Museo del Arte, La Oliva

Inside an art gallery

One of the smaller galleries at Museo del Arte, la Oliva: this one displays the work of local artist Nuria del Pino

Barbary Ground Squirrel, similar to a chipmunk

They look like chipmunks, but are actually Barbary ground squirrels: this was one of a large colony at La Oliva

The courtyard of the Casa de los Coroneles, with two palm trees

In the courtyard of the Casa de los Coroneles, La Oliva: the “colonels” once governed the island

Bookshelves designed like the branches of a tree

Café with cultural pretensions at La Oliva

Blue railings around a harbour built of black volcanic rock

The old harbour at El Cotillo

A distant swimmer among shallow rock pools

A lone swimmer among the rock pools at El Cotillo

View of the sea between rocks at El Cotillo

View through the rocks at El Cotillo

Miriam reflected in the mirror of a piece of historic furniture

Reflecting on the furniture at the Ecomuseo La Alcogida, which records the heritage of the island in a group of houses

A ferry through a gap in the waves

The ferry to the neighbouring island of Lanzarote

Miriam standing in an abandoned convent

At an abandoned convent near Betancuría, well away from the tourists who crowd the town

View towards mountains across a barren valley

View from the road to Betancuría

Mural featuring sea creatures on the front of a building

Fishy art on a harbour building in Corralejo