Drowning In Orzola

A 50 year old man has died at Playa La Cantería in Orzola. The man, of Romanian origin, got into difficulties and was pulled from the ocean by other bathers, who tried in vain to revive him. Two ambulances attended, and despite using advanced resuscitation techniques, were not able to re start his heart.

Schools Back

Children across the island returned to school this week to begin the autumn term. Social distancing and other sanitary measures have been put in place at all schools.

2019 Vintage “Very Good”

The 2019 wine harvest has been tasted by experts and they have scored Lanzarote’s DO as “very good.” 2.8 million kills of grapes were harvested last year, and 2.6 million bottles of wine produced.

R Number Drops Back Below 1

The R number, the rate at which Coronavirus is spreading, dropped below 1 this week, to 0.8. At times during August it was above 3.

PCR Screening For Arrecife Schools

Children in Arrecife schools, the area with the highest incidence of Coronavirus, will all receive PCR tests this week.

House Sales Plunge In Canaries

There were 1143 houses sold across the islands in July, down 54.8% on the same month in 2019. 238 of the sales were new properties.

Pilgrims Walk To Mancha Blanca

At this time of year, we normally have a mass pilgrimage to Mancha Blanca to give thanks to the virgin Dolores. This year, the usual event has been cancelled, due to covid crowd restrictions, but many people have chosen to walk anyway. Police closed one road into the village, and monitored the area to ensure a large crowd didn’t build up. Read more about the annual Romeria Los Dolores.

Pino Tides Due This Week

Every September, the island has the highest and lowest tides of the year, and the date is used to mark the end of summer on the island. Known as Las Mareas del Pino, this year, they take place on Friday 18th September. High Tide will be at around 1500, and expect to see Playa Los Pocillos Jameos del Agua flooded.

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