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!