the passengers sniggered, including me. What was probably going through their mind, as it was mine, was the thought he
may have looked a bit like Long John Silver from Robert Louis Stephenson's book Treasure Island.
Many of you will know that Stephenson's wonderful story is the tale of Jim Hawkin’s quest for buried treasure that begins
at his father’s inn.
Can any of you remember its name?
I was even more excited when I found out that the island of La Graciosa, the smallest island in the Canaries,
which you can see from Lanzarote's mountain restaurant Mirador del Rio, (where incidentally they do a great paella) is
thought to have inspired Stevenson to write his book.
How fantastically coincidental is that?