Hiking in Tenerife

We’ve been to Tenerife ten years ago. Tenerife, the largest of Spain’s Canary Islands, off West Africa, is dominated by Mt. Teide, which rises 7,500m above the ocean floor and is among the world’s largest volcanoes. We tried to climb up there but it was hard work. Him Indoors and HRH the son kept pushing me to carry on, and in my own time, was able to climb up the mountain. We also went whale watching and with luck, we saw some whales in the open sea. Still, Tenerife may be best known for its huge pre-Lent Carnival, as well as its beaches (with sands from yellow to black) and busy, upscale resorts, including Los Cristianos and Playa de las Américas. We had a great time visiting Tenerife.

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For: Jo’s Monday walk : Water of Leith, Edinburgh, Hike

Other “hike” posts:
https://lanternwords.wordpress.com/2016/09/19/hike-through-life/
https://imaginedamerica.wordpress.com/2016/09/19/the-keeper-of-thoughts/
https://joywrite.wordpress.com/2016/09/19/daily-prompt-hike/
https://jottingsandwritings.wordpress.com/2016/09/19/daily-prompt-hike/
https://the15thday.wordpress.com/2016/09/19/it-wasnt-exactly-a-warm-fuzzy-moment-for-self/

Splendour

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Some of the splendours of the world – Taj Mahal, Santorini, Eiffel Tower, Marienplatz, Bali, Zugspitze, Teide Volcano, tigers in the wild, swimming in the sea, sunset, sunrise, flowers and bees, sweet peas in the garden, Salzburg, Regensburg, Turkey, sunflowers, Big Ben, bikes and snow, temples, boats in the sea, fishes in the ocean, Him Indoors’ model boat, the Philippines with 7,100 islands.

For: Beauty ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #18 by Patrick Jennings

Skywatch Tenerife

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Tenerife, the biggest and best-known Canary Island, receives over 10 million visitors a year, most of whom head straight to the tourist resorts of the south. We went there when HRH the son was 10 and we had a great time. We walked to the snow-draped Pico del Teide, Spain’s tallest mountain and home to some of the most fabulous hiking in all the country. We also enjoyed some tropical-forest walks and designer-shop struts and dark forays into volcanic lava. Tenerife is a cultured and civilised island of extraordinary diversity.

http://skyley.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/skywatch-friday-may-21-2015-edition.html