The view from Spain

The Canary chronicles

April 1, 2013
By Phil Ball
Lazing on a sunny afternoon, Easter Sunday to be precise, we decide to head back from the beach to our apartment in Corralejo, on the island of Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands. Hey - even ESPN FC scribes are allowed a vacation and besides, it's freezing cold in northern Europe and wet and windy in northern Spain. Here, some sun is guaranteed.

On the outskirts of the town, the grand stadium Vicente CarreƱo Alonso (capacity 2,000) sits square and squat to the side of a large roundabout, ...

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