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Archive for February, 2023


28 February 2023

Farewell Tenerife

Saturday 4 February 2023 And so we come to the end of our winter hiking holiday in Tenerife. Highlights have been the super varied hikes, the astonishing vistas and some great food. Lowlights were cold, cold, cold accommodation and me getting a cold. We left La Laguna and, having a few hours to kill, took » » »



28 February 2023

Hike to the end of the land

Friday 3 February 2023 For our final day hike we picked the furthest east you can go in Tenerife, and tackled a walk from Chamorga down a steep barranco to the tiny hamlet of Roque Bermejo which is only accessible by sea (or by walking down this barranco!). Then of course we had to climb » » »



28 February 2023

Roque de Taberno: the view

Thursday 2 February 2023 We settled on two short circular hikes today, instead of trying a long one. Mainly because I still felt a bit grot, and the weather forecast was still hinting at cloud and rain. The fact is (and today bore it out) that we’ve had a really good mix of sun and » » »



28 February 2023

Wiggly, wiggly Anaga roads

My cold being in full effect, and the weather forecasting grey with a chance of showers, we settled on a driving tour today. The eastern tip of the island is the Anaga Peninsula, supposedly even more picturesque and mountainous than the Teno Peninsula in the north-west. For breakfast we found a chocolate con churros place » » »



23 February 2023

Ramble along the Canadas

Tuesday 31 January 2023 Breakfast at the weird little bakery/cafe around the corner: good coffee, and a really weird pastry that is a bowtie-shaped twist of incredibly light flaky pastry complete covered with a bright yellow sugar and egg glaze that is crispy on the surface but still gooey underneath. So sweet. Very good. Icod » » »



23 February 2023

High above the valley

Monday 30 January 2023 The Orotava Valley is a huge, wide valley whose coastal end is filled with towns and villages, higher parts filled with farms, tiny lanes and fields, and highest parts filled with fuzzy green pine forests. The whole valley looks a bit like a huge scoop of the landscape of northern Tenerife » » »



23 February 2023

Black sand

Sunday 29 January 2023 Today started cloudy and the forecast was for probably rain, so we settled on a walk we could do in 2-3 hours and could be abandoned. This began in the wet forest above La Montaneta and climbed to the black sand volcano of Arenas Negras. At first we couldn’t see it, » » »



23 February 2023

T-t-tenerife (or: we never learn!)

Saturday 28 January 2023 The problem with countries where it is hot for ten months of the year is that they don’t see any point in adding heating into their homes and buildings for the short spell of cold winter weather. You look in a local cafe and see people having their lunches still wearing » » »