Just being ME


Please say hello ... I love comments!



31/01/2009


my photos

the island of tenerife ...

Just got back from a week away in the Canary Islands, we had a great time, too much food, coffees, lager, and of course sangria, but lots of walking nevertheless. No hire car this time, to get around we used the public transport, buy a Bono Card and you get discount bus travel around the island!



I took the photo above on an afternoon stroll, these buildings being part of a hotel, close to ours. I really like the contrast, the colour of the buildings against the grey baroness of the mountains behind.



Of course Tenerife wouldn't be Tenerife without its rugged volcanic coastline. A stout pair of walking sandals are an essential piece of excess baggage!



Colourful fishing boats anchored in the port at Los Gigantes. Here you can also get to see the Cliffs of the Giants (Acantilados de los Gigantes), sheer rock walls that plunge into the sea, a close-up of their vastness being accessible by boat.



The island of La Gomera, this photo being taken along the walkway around our hotel. We stayed in the Riu Buena Vista in the small, quiet resort of Playa Paraiso, a great value for money all-inclusive hotel.

Everyday the temperature was in excess of 22 degrees, needlesstosay, we did not want to come back to the wet weather or sub-zero temperatures of the UK!


30 comments:

Christy A. said...

What a great trip!What a beautiful sunny place it is! xx

periwinkle said...

so thats where you disappeared off to , bit of a shock coming back to the cold isn't it :-)
lisa x

Sal said...

Hope you had a wonderful time..nice to see you back ;-)

dancingonabladeofgrass said...

Oooh ... did you manage a trip to La Gomera? We went from Los Cristianos some years ago (My Mum and I)...

Good to see you back xx

PaisleyJade said...

I do love those buildings!

Magic Cochin said...

Our planes must have crossed in the air! As we came home from La Palma you were on your way to Tenerife. How warm and colourful - only days ago we picnicked in a cave as it was too hot outside in the sun! looks like you had a great time too :-)

Take care in the snow!
Celia

funkymonkey said...

Sun, color, warmth...just what we all need.

Tracey.

Simone said...

It looks wonderful Louise. Just look at that blue sky. Are you looking forward to the snow tomorrow?!!!

Sarah said...

Gosh! Lucky you! I am very envious of your trip.S

twiggypeasticks said...

Wondered where you'd gone, glad you had fun, hope you've got your thermals at the ready :)
Twiggy x

Charli and me said...

It looks as though you have had a fabulous vacation. Happy Sunday!

LizzieJane said...

Lucky you to get a way from all the horrible cold grey weather, it looks like you had a wonderful time, I bet you didn't want to come home!
x

BumbleVee said...

looks and sounds like a wonderful trip... I love the colourful buildings...and the little boats....

artsyclay said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! Your photos on this blog and your garden patch are all incredible.

lou said...

I love the photos, it looks so beautiful!
Love Lou xxx

Lucy Bloom said...

How wonderful, bet this snow was a bit of a shock then! Thank you for you lovely comment about my dollies!
Lucy x

Cowboys and Custard said...

Hi Louise
I wondered where you had been..
You will have to swap your swimming cozzie for snow shoes and a fur hut now you're back..
Hold on to those warm sunshine memories.. they will keep you warm through this proper winter..

Much love
Michele xxx

Brierley & Clover said...

It looks so relaxing! And 22 degree temperatures sound far more respectable than your 0 degrees and our 45 degrees! x

Elizabethd said...

I've never been there, but often wondered what it was like. Your photos are super. Glad you had such a lovely holiday.

Rosezilla said...

How beautiful! I love all the color in the buildings and the boats, I suppose they do that to counteract the grey of the mountains and volcanic formations. It looks so relaxing.

Country Cottage Chic said...

Fabulous photos......and now there's snow!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Louise!
What a beautful place to have a holiday! Such a pretty town and the weather sounds lovely.

Thanks for your comments about Leo -- he is the "apple of my eye"

:-)

farawayme said...

ahhh warmness, now what is that? We loved the volcanic mountains, did you go on cablecar to the top of the highest peak? (I forget what it is called!)

Samantha said...

Wow, what a beautiful place to spend a holiday! I love the colours of the buildings... I wish we did that more in Canada.

Becca said...

I have really enjoyed seeing these photos and reading the commentary ... what a lovely place to visit.

Alison Boon said...

Sounds like you had a great time. Don't blame you for not wanting to return to UK temperatures, every time I see the snowmen photos I have to run outside and soak up a few rays of sun. Stay warm.

elaine said...

Thank-you for sharing your holiday....that was a nice treat. xox

Alchamillamolly said...

Hi Louise thanks for visiting my blog - I will be posting at the weekend between DIY spurts! and giving an update on my Dad. How do I buy off your website?? Cant work it out. I would like to buy the two bags

Wild Rose said...

What a beautiful place.

Marie x

Ragged Roses said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time, really pleased you managed to find some sunshine this winter. I remember going to Tenerife when I was little and being amazed by the fantastic landscape.
Kimx