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!
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!