Fuerteventura News July 2017

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Donkeys grazing in Jandia
Donkeys grazing in Jandia
Donkeys in Jandia

A fierce debate raged on Social Media following the death of a wild donkey in Jandia in July. The pregnant Donkey was hit by a car, and later put down by authorities. Many asked if it was really necessary to sacrifice the animal, while others were upset by the behaviour of the driver responsible. Jandia is home to the only urban colony of donkeys in Spain – themselves a breed unique to the island, the Burro Majorero. In recent years, they have delighted and shocked tourists as they graze in public (and private) gardens, pose for pictures, and even fornicate on the pavement outside hotel receptions.

Playa de Muelle Chico in Corralejo closed

The local authority (Ayuntamiento de La Oliva) closed the beach at Muelle Chico in the centre of Corralejo on the 26th of July due to water contamination. The decision was made after the water quality failed to pass the periodic tests made by Canarian Government inspections. An investigation to find the source of the contamination is underway.

Ferry Connection with Morocco from September

A new ferry route will connect Puerto del Rosario and Tarfaya in Morocco in September according to the provincial authorities in Morocco. The new service will be capable of transporting vehicles and passengers and will be operated by Acciona. The journey time is expected to be around two hours.

Antoine Albeau Wins Again

Frenchman, Antoine Albeau, won the 2017 Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam Men’s Slalom in Sotavento, Fuerteventura. The 23-times champion was widely predicted to triumph again, and holds a formidable record in Fuerteventura, having only been beaten once here in the last 10 years. Current World-champion, Matteo Iachino, finished second, while Briton, Ross Williams, was third. In the Women’s Freestyle Event, Sarah-Quita Offringa fought off a strong challenge from Maaike Huvermann, to take her 10th World Title. Venezuelan, Jose Gollito Estredo, made the perfect start to his title defence as he won the Men’s Freestyle event.

This Event is still ongoing, with the Kitesurf Strapless Freestyle World Cup taking place over the next few days. More details can be found here.

  1. Christine

    Really sad to hear that a donkey died. Where r the rest of the donkies? I have been here a week and not seen them

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