Tenerife

 

We escaped the Scottish winter for one week, headed off to Tenerife for some sunshine and warmth.

 

Here are a few photos to give a flavour of our trip.

 

We were staying at The Blue Sea resort in Callao Salvaje. Located ~20-minutes drive northwest of Tenerife-South airport, the resort gave us all we needed for our holiday: a good location and a small town with lots of restaurants!

The photo above is the view from our balcony looking out over the town to the island La Gomera.

 

Julie and I are here for the walking, and Tenerife does provide good walking!

The photo above is from one of the best walks in southwest Tenerife: enormously varied and taking in some spectacular locations, circumnavigating Roque Imonde, starting from Ifonche.

 

Another spectacular route is a ridge-walk to the isolated (now disused) farmland of Guegue. Farmers constructed a mule-track to transport produce from Guegue to the market. The construction is nothing less than monumental: the track can just be seen to the right of Julie’s head cut into vertical rock as it negotiates the last obstacle before the farmlands.

 

You are very rarely out of sight of Mount Teide anywhere on Tenerife…

 

It’s not all about walking, of course!

 

And driving here can be very entertaining! This is the road to Masca: not for the faint-hearted…

 

The sun sets on our last day in Tenerife…

 

 

 

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