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Our travel


 Las Cañadas del Teide

From this point on, the road starts to rise slowly through green countryside which then changes to a pine-wood for almost all the way. The tree tops of the Canary pines have a lot of foliage in La Esperanza where it is possible to take strolls along tracks and paths.
Going on towards Las Cañadas, impressive views are seen on both sides of the road. The best scenery of Valle de la Orotava and the Teide can be enjoyed here. The Teide is the highest peak in Europe.
Going above 2,000 metres the pine trees disappear and the landscape becomes volcanic with colours of ochre, yellow, black and green.
Eventually one enters the National Park making a stop at the visitors centre El Portillo.

I enjoyed a great 4 hour hike in the volcanic landscape. Here are a few pics taken along the way.  It felt like you were on another planet. It was one of the highlights of my December transatlantic cruise.


There's me, hiking...

Former care facility for Lepors.

View of Mount Tiede from the volcanic valley  

More rocks...

There is much colour in them rocks...


View from the bus as we made our way up the winding roads towards Mount Tiede

More Santa Cruz from our ship..

After leaving this port it was six days later until until we saw land again...Miami, Florida.

 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain


Santa Cruz skyline... OKAY, what do you expect from a city built on a volcano?




The Montañas del Fuego

I visited the Mountain Fire. It was quiet impressive. I adored the landscape. Like walking on the surface of another planet... 11-2017
Burning some hay. Showing how hot it is just beneath the surface.

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Salinas de Janubio in the west of the island. The salt is now only for domestic use.

Gran Canaria

Basilica de la Virgen del Pino


San Miguel de La Palma

We visited the Hotel Hacienda de Abajo- a former sugar plantation- now an hotel which features museum quality artifacts and furniture. This is an adult-only hotel because the artifacts on display are not enclosed or protected.

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