We took the opportunity to visit the inland town of Valsequillo where there are a number of strawberry farms. Since the decline of the cut flower industry in Gran Canaria farmers have been seeking to diversify their production. They concentrate production for the winter months when strawberries from mainland Spain are in short supply and prices are high. Retail prices right now are around €10 per kilo. I see no reason why I could not grow strawberries here on Fuerteventura where there are higher levels of solar radiation and higher temperatures.
Our daughter Harriet and partner Jon arrived on New Years Eve. Something we have been looking forward to for a long time. Harriet is an artist and I am hoping to bounce some design ideas off her. She has been doing some fantastic work which you can see at www.harrietbrittaine.co.uk.