Tenerife 2016 – Days 7 and 8

It’s Thursday and that means it’s our last day in Tenerife; so there’s shopping to do. It also means a nice unhurried day. After a nice unhurried breakfast we wandered out to the beach in front of the hotel where the local surf school is based. I was looking across to the other side of…

Tenerife 2016 – Day 6

So today we had another go at El Teide, the volcano that dominates the island of Tenerife. Going the “direct” way from Puerto de la Cruz takes you rapidly to altitude via a seemingly endless series of hairpin bends. This requires a great deal of concentration and progress depends mainly on the progress of vehicles…

Tenerife 2016 – Day 4

This morning we decided to visit San Cristobal which is the old capital of Tenerife; actually an easy drive from here but complicated by my apparent inability to follow instructions. When we arrived we managed to find a car park right near the town centre so we’re able to get a coffee within minutes of…

Tenerife 2016 – Day 3

*WARNING* This blog contains a rant. Today we decided to have a drive round the northwest of the island. SatNav makes this sort of thing very easy and has the benefit of a rolling map that gives you a heads up of the road ahead. From Puerto de la Cruz we headed west to try…

Tenerife 2016 – Day 2

So it gets daylight later here than at home, but then I  realise that we’re significantly further west. Anyway woke up feeling that I’d had a good night’s sleep but still a bit travel weary. We both agreed that the day would be best spent discovering Puerto de la Cruz, and as this required little…

Tenerife 2016 – Day 1

Early start from home to Bristol Airport but a speedy check in allowed time for a proper breakfast – see previous picture on Facebook/Twitter. Curiously the airport appeared to be overrun by ladies wearing traditional Welsh hats. No pictures I’m afraid, I bottled out of that. Four hours seems a long time in an aeroplane…