Friday, 28 January 2011

The view from my ice cream....

No really...there I was, enjoying a Copa Caribe (rum and raisin, vanilla and chocolate ice creams on fresh banana slices, enhanced by a splash of coffee liqueur). I looked up and there were no cars, no people and no fishermen in my line of vision. Thus - I have this lovely shot of the harbour at Los Gigantes. We've loved our first visit to Tenerife, sunshine, tremendous thunderstorms, sunshine, snow at the cable car on Mount Teide, sunshine, lava fields that are astonishing in size majesty and awsome-ness, sunshine, and an awful lot of eating and drinking. There are pictures of younger men in our party trying to keep up with the Caribbean dancers at the Restaurant, pictures of 3 middle aged women crying with laughter whilst fish nibble their feet by way of a pedicure (thanks Candace, your mentioning it on your blog put me in the know when we walked past the erm, salon.) There are pictures of dolphins and pilot whales and terraced villas and amazing beaches with dark, volcanic sand. We didn't do anything that every tourist would, and for that, it was fab. There are interesting lingual differences between the Canary Islands and mainland Spain - not least that the buses are called 'Guaguas' - remember to pronounce the G as an H sound....and then, can anyone tell me why a Guagua? There were plenty of lovely friendly locals to ask and we did, but I don't speak Spanish well enough to understand the speedy answers! Love it, made me giggle each time!
So I turn my back for some sun and I see we have some record WOYWW numbers...great! See you over the weekend then - I won't be venturing far from the computer - it's cold here!

27 comments:

Jane said...

OOoooo I loved Tenerife!! Years since we have been tho!
xx

Sandra said...

I think you need to set yourself up as a tour operator ... you've made me want to go, it's just sounds perfect :) I'm determind this year to take part in WOYWW, I love looking through everyones :)

Twiglet said...

Wow - stunning pic!!

Claire x said...

I went to Los Gigantes with my partner in 2004, it was out first holiday together - fabulous scenery, stunning weather and a fab hotel right on the front with no children ..... bliss LOL. Hugs, Claire x

Morti said...

Glad you had a good time - I loved Tenerife when I went. Shame you couldn't have brought back the warmer weather with you though!

Cardarian said...

Lovely photo! Glad you enjoyed your holidays!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Ohhh Snap said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time :D. I had to re-read your post because the sand kept replaying in my head (Wouldn't that look lovely in an ornament lol). TFS :D

Ta Da! Crafts said...

I'm so jealous of your ice cream =(

Helen said...

What a lovely place to eat ice cream!

Nicky said...

Never been but I would rather be there than here lol

Pam said...

Fab!

Hugs Pam x

Mummylade said...

nibbling pedicure - the essence of life =)

Scrapcat 1 said...

lol love the post so glad you are having a fab time

Artyjen said...

Ooh! I bet it's warmer there than here today!!!
Have fun
xoxo Sioux

Angie said...

....couldn't get past that ice cream ....yum.

Claireliz said...

Looks like you're having a fab time, it's blinkin freezing here
C
xx

Kim said...

Lovely view!! I've never heard of there...methinks I need to educate myself.

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

super photo so sunny and pretty indeed, like here in some ways. I must look up where it is have heard of it but no idea where? really appalling!..ah Canary Islands. West of off coast of Africa.. now it all makes sense, dont you love google?? just fixed my problem with Windows live mail through google. See you next WOYWW,
Shaz in Oz.x

Pam said...

When you said you were going someplace to celebrate w/Mr. Dunnit and friends I was thinking more the corner bar, but SPAIN? The Canaries? Toesy nibbling fish and Caribbean dancers and Guaguas and ice cream? WOW Mrs. Dunnit, you outdun yourself again. You are my hero. I bow down. Now. ;)

Marjo said...

Absolutely gorgeous view! Looks like you had loads of fun, lucky you...

Hugs, Marjo

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Its sounds like you had a really great time, I would love to go to Spain. My Husband has been there a few times (it seams he has been everywhere lol) but not me, I have never left the States. You left a comment on my blog about the Valentine tree, It is just something I started doing a few years ago. I also do a St Pattys tree, Easter Tree, Halloween tree and a 4th of July tree (Independence day). I just love decorating and Holidays.. and it just kind of happened one year. Thank for all your nice comments!!

Hugs
Shirley Pumpkin
this weeks #151 woyww'er

Tina Gilmore said...

So Jealous, i love ice cream...on a diet though...sob sob sob. Fabulous photo(s). Thanks for your lovely welcome message on my blog, loving woyww.

Fiona Whitehead said...

making me jealous - you there, hubby in Sicily, me in freezy cold Hampshire! Never been to Tenerife - do you recommend it then?

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I had NO idea where Tenerife was until I looked it up. I'm SO geography challenged. Must have something to do with being land locked.

Glad you had a good time, though. Looks like you've "dunit" again with your lovely vacation.

Chrissie said...

Glad you had a wonderful time... January is a great time to go!
Chrissie

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Sounds like bliss :-)
Anne xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Just to say, we went once in November (me and friend, DD and friend) and sat on the beach covered with our towels (it was cold when the sun went in) - that's British for you haha
Anne xx