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  Spanish translation
Posted by: Spitfire58 - 20 minutes ago - Forum: General Discussions - No Replies

Hi guys,
I am doing the Duo Lingo Spanish course on my pad. Getting there, now on a 22 day run  Big Grin  Must have started this half a dozen times already but it always dies when other things get in the way  Big Grin
One question if I may:
One of the phrases (in Spanish) is “De nada, duo” now I get the “De nada” bit, pretty basic but what is the translation of “duo” ?? If it means anything !! Google translator says same in Spanish & English  Huh 
Cheers . . Ron

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  Submersible pump replacement
Posted by: Ducks - Today, 12:00 AM - Forum: General Discussions - Replies (4)

The macerator/pump in our basement bathroom seems to be on the blink Rolleyes

Whole house plunged into darkness after my shower tonight— fortunately I was dressed and washing my face by then, but it was an unpleasant experience just the same. Repeated trials show that every time we flush/run the tap for more than a few minutes, the power goes out; presumably the pump is tripping.

I believe ours was replaced not long before we purchased. Are these like the boilers in that they require more regular replacements than you'd expect at home? How much do they cost? Will be wanting to get this sorted ASAP as we can't use that bathroom currently, which means a trek upstairs at night to use the facilities that I could do without!

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  New rules for quad-buggy tours - Fines up to 3,000 Euro
Posted by: Sam - Yesterday, 01:12 PM - Forum: Travel information - boats, buses, cars, cabs, harbours & roads - Replies (6)

The new insular ordinance regulating the transit of quads and similar vehicles in protected natural areas and in the areas of the Red 2000 entered into force today (March 20th 2019), after the announcement of the Cabildo de Fuerteventura in the Official Gazette of the Province (BOP).

The Cabildo, competent administration in the regulation, establishes two types of authorizations, of general regime or subject to the system of quotas (in four time slots between 08.00 and 20.00 hours). The following routes are established: Parque Holandés- Casilla de Costa (La Oliva); Burnt mountain to kilometre point 2.1 of the FV30 (Puerto del Rosario); Playa del Valle (Betancuria); Triquivijate-Little Black (Antigua); Juan Gopar-Giniginámar (Tuineje) Ensenada de Gran Valle (Tuineje); Lighthouse of La Entallada (Tuineje); The Wall-Costa Calma (Pájara); Esquino-Barranco de Los Canarios (Pájara) and Morro Jable-Cofete (Pájara).

In total, the routes total 230 kilometres and, for the president of the Cabildo, Marcial Morales, they must be "sufficient" to "order" an activity, which "may be positive" but provided it is carried out in a "rational" manner and that "does not deteriorate" a "privileged but very fragile nature".

In the case of non-profit activity for cars, vans, SUVs, SUVs and quad, buggy, motorcycle or that do not require an engine and weighing less than 3.5 Tm, it is not necessary to request prior administrative authorization and stipulates the presentation of a responsible declaration, with the data of the applicant and the vehicle, the route and civil liability insurance. In this case, only one caravan of six vehicles per time slot is allowed.

To request authorization to activities for profit, for quads, buggies, trial bikes, enduro or cross, cars, vans, SUVs, is established in the quota system, a maximum of 10 vehicles per strip, in all cases electrical, once the call is published in the BOP, with the relevant requirements. If there is more than one company that wants to make excursions in the same time slot of any of the routes mentioned, it is envisaged that a distribution will be made by lot.

The norms contemplate a maximum speed of 30 kilometres and 20 in curves and descents; tires with a depth of less than 15 mm and a maximum diameter of 34 inches; parking places, priority of walkers and bicycles and a specific protocol for waste and measures against oil spillage.

The Cabildo, as the competent body, may revoke the administrative title that legitimized the circulation activity in case of non-compliance and reserves the application of the sanctioning regime that determines pecuniary sanctions ranging from 1,501 to 3,000 euros for very serious infractions, to between the 751 and 1,500 euros of the serious ones and between the 100 and 750 euros of the slight infractions.

The Cabildo expects to have three surveillance bodies that handle complaints of non-compliance: the Seprona de la Guardia Civil, the local police of the municipalities and the Environment agents of the insular corporation, although "any citizen can denounce" a breach of the insular ordinance, "said Marcial Morales.

Courtesy of Diario de Fuerteventura

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  Fire in scooter rental shop in Caleta
Posted by: Sam - 19-03-2019, 03:03 PM - Forum: General Discussions - Replies (9)

Not much info, this is all I've managed to find so far (GoogleTranslated):

A rental car rental in Caleta de Fuste burns

The fire occurred last night at an electric vehicle rental business located in El Castillo (Antigua).

After a wake-up call, the firefighters went to the place, located in the commercial center of the promenade of Caleta de Fuste, managing to put down the flames. The affected business focuses its activity on the rental of electric vehicles. Various material damages have occurred.

Original (Spanish) version:

Quote:Arde un local de alquiler de vehículos eléctricos en Caleta de Fuste

El incendio se produjo la pasada madrugada en un negocio de alquiler de vehículos eléctricos ubicado en El Castillo (Antigua).

Tras una llamada de alerta, los Bomberos se personaron en el lugar, situado en el centro comercial del paseo marítimo de Caleta de Fuste, logrando sofocar las llamas. El negocio afectado centra su actividad en el alquiler de vehículos eléctricos. Se han producido diversos daños materiales.

Courtesy of Onda Fuerteventura

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  Lost Debit Card (SORTED)
Posted by: Bertie - 19-03-2019, 10:05 AM - Forum: General Discussions - Replies (9)

Whilst out taking the dogs for a walk this morning found an in-date Banca March Debit card
lying in the middle of an unmade track just south north of Villaverde.  Name on the card is Paul
H*****.  Would he like to contact me via this forum?  I don't do Facebook so maybe some
kind soul could post this on a relevant page?

EDIT: North of Vilaverde instead of south. Sam.

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  Paladea Festival in Villaverde 2019
Posted by: Captain Sensible - 19-03-2019, 09:18 AM - Forum: Things to do on the island - Replies (1)

Paladea, a sport, music and gastronomy festival, is being held in Villaverde from 29-31 March 2019.

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  Fuerteventura Book Fair 2019 (La Feria Insular del Libro)
Posted by: Sam - 18-03-2019, 04:27 PM - Forum: Things to do on the island - No Replies

The Insular Fair of the Book of Fuerteventura will be held from June 5th to 9th 2019 in the Plaza del Centenario of the Palace of Formation and Congress of Fuerteventura, in Puerto del Rosario. In this edition, the Fair celebrates 30 years of work, by the Council of Fuerteventura, which has thus brought the culture of the book closer to the society of the Majorera.

Under the motto The festival of books turns 30 years old. Readers, books and writers , the Council of Culture of the Cabildo, through the Insular Library Center, already works on a program that will include more than thirty activities where the book, the readers and the booksellers will share a leading role.

The program of this edition includes meetings with authors, a new meeting of the writer and you cycle, book presentations, poetic-musical recitals, writing workshops, storytelling, theatre, circus and dance performances. Also, one more year the Train of the stories, heading to the Festival of Books will unite the neighbourhoods of the capital through the word with a journey by train with oral narrators that will culminate in the Book Fair.

According to the president of the Cabildo, Marcial Morales, "the Book Fair has been consolidated over time, with attractive activities for all types of audiences, with the aim of creating and consolidating readers on the Island, which is the slogan with the one that this Institution moves all the activity that revolves around the book ".

"We continue to work in the effort to convert the majority of the population of the Island into readers, in an event that includes innovative spaces, such as meetings between writers and writers with their reading public," adds Morales.

The Minister of Culture, Juan Jiménez, emphasizes that "readers are the reason why literature advances, the end of a written work, the recipients of the publication of a creative process. For this reason, thirty years of the Insular Book Fair deserve to be dedicated to what really gives it meaning: readers, books and writers ".

For Jiménez, the Book Fair "symbolizes culture in its highest expression. It is the event that best defines the impetus of any administration to promote the culture of its closest environment ".

Last edition, the Insular Book Fair broke records of attendance and sale of books. In an edition in which music and literature shared the stage, the Fair brought together more than a thousand people and sold a thousand books. Authors such as Elvira Lindo, Antonio Lozano, Alexis Ravelo, Juan Soto Ivars, Antonio Pampliega, Manuel Vilas, Felipe Benitez Reyes and Pedro Flores, among others, shared space with musical performances such as Niño de Elche or Paco Cifuentes.

The Book Fair of Fuerteventura began in 1987, although it was not held in two editions. That first fair emerged as an initiative of the Popular University, with the aim of bringing the book closer to the population of Majorera through various Events such as theatre, exhibitions and book presentations. Four book stores and three publishers participated in that first meeting that was held in the vicinity of the Church of the capital.


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  NortySur - new premises in Puerto del Rosario
Posted by: Captain Sensible - 18-03-2019, 12:21 PM - Forum: Shops & Supermarkets - Replies (1)

Nortysur have put in a licence application for a new store in the Buenavista area of Puerto del Rosario - next door to Centrohogar!

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  Where to buy - decent quality curtains
Posted by: Johnrgby - 17-03-2019, 12:51 PM - Forum: Shops & Supermarkets - Replies (6)

Can anyone suggest where we can purchase decent quality curtains? { And please nobody suggest El 99 } we have always used Decolar, and have been more than pleased with them, but we have redecorated our lounge and cannot find curtains that suit managements requirements!

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  Happy Plants garden centre, Tefia
Posted by: TamaraEnLaPlaya - 16-03-2019, 11:30 PM - Forum: Shops & Supermarkets - Replies (3)

What an oasis this place is! I find it easy to spend a good 1-2 hours wandering through and looking at everything and always end buying 1 or 2 or 3 …… plants.  Big Grin 
Found several new/different things there today including a wisteria tree (blue flowers, not white) which I couldn't resist, and a wild poinsettia and, and!
The owners, Saskia and Paul,  have amazing knowledge about growing on the island and are always willing to share their knowledge. All their plants have been tested growing on the island before they will sell the variety and a lot are grown themselves from seed, from Australia, South Africa etc.

Find them on Facebook where there are loads of photos:

At this time of year I believe they are open 9am-6pm Weds - Sun.

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