The Canary Islands had caught my attention a little while ago. From what I heard, it is one of the most exotic places to visit off the coast of Spain. When my wife and I were younger we had spent a lot of our time on beach holidays, she loved the beach and I always found a place to latch on to a pole or a net, and catch me a fish or 2. So with my wedding anniversary coming up, it seemed like the perfect place to take her for a second honeymoon. I decided to keep it on the down low. I didn’t want to get her hopes up unnecessarily. A little research brought me to the conclusion that I wanted to go and visit Gran Canaria. For those of you who don’t know where that is, Gran Canaria is one of the Canary Islands in the Spanish archipelago and is well known for its white scenic beaches. And in my mind it provided the perfect setting for a second honeymoon. Actually when reading up on the place it seemed a bit too perfect!
After I got all the bookings in place, I sprung the surprise on my unsuspecting wife. As is generally with my wife, she was a bit suspicious. “I can’t believe that you decided to use our honeymoon as an excuse to go on a fishing trip.” Maybe she saw the look of hurt on my face or she just decided to give in but whatever the reason was, she soon became a cohort in my plan. Next thing you know we found ourselves basking in the warm sun of the tropics. My wife is an avid scuba diver and Gran Canaria provided her with the perfect place to indulge in her hobby. It had been quite a while since I had the opportunity to see my wife laugh and be so happy.
The perfect holiday here was just meant to be. I promised my wife a ride into the sea where she could see dolphins. She jumped and clapped her hands like a little girl. I can honestly tell you that I love my wife immensely, and in that moment I knew the reason why I had married her. I loved her spontaneity and her vigorous love for all things nature had to offer. This second honeymoon was turning out to be even better than our firs!
Then we went to book the dolphin rides. The man at the counter handed us a book with all the activities that the island had to offer and he told us to choose what we wanted. Out of curiosity we flicked through all the pages. That’s when I saw it. There were some amazing fishing tours that took you out in to the sea to fish! I can’t tell you how hard it was for me to turn the page. We booked our dolphin ride and I tried to put the pictures out of my head. The temptation was strong but I resisted. I knew the mere mention of fishing might get me a crack on the head , ok maybe not that bad, but it would definitely spoil the mood.
The day passed and the next morning dawned. I woke up to see my wife extremely excited., and I seriously couldn’t fathom what had got her all riled up in the wee hours of the morning. She handed me an envelope and kept hopping from foot to foot like a child. Blinking my sleep away, I opened the envelope to see the contents. Much to my amazement, I found reservations for the fishing cruise. My wife had booked one for herself too! Now tell me, can a honeymoon get any better than this? I definitely have the world’s most awesome wife!