Honorary band member Paul
Canaries Day 12
Tired from our beach trek, we opted to eat at the hotel last night. Turned out it was Canaria Buffet night with a selection of local foods, pork, chicken, fish and their all-purpose sauce; Mojo (pronounced Moto). All good, washed down with Sangre de Toro and then the band appeared. They launched into spirited renditions of Canary, Spanish and other tunes (including Lara’s Theme from Dr. Zhivago) as they wove through the tables. When they finished serenading our table, I applauded and shouted “Ole” which they liked so much that one of them clapped his hat on my head and handed me a Gourd and Comb so that I could play along with their next number. Though my musical abilities are of the “the less heard the better” variety, I gamely scraped rhythm for what seemed like twenty minutes but was probably two, then retired to my wine to the hilarity of the audience.
Who would have thought that my 15 seconds of fame would occur in the Canaries!