T is for Tenerife

Many people visit Tenerife for its beaches. We were there to walk – well, after British Airways stopped interfering with our plans, that is. Our luggage didn’t arrive until 24 hours after we did, so in the absence of walking boots we spent the first day touring by car. We saw the Piramides de Guimar, which are (probably) temples for worshipping the sun, and Candelaria with its impressive Basilica and weird waterfront statues of Guanche chiefs.  As you can see, most views in Tenerife are dominated by the volcanic Mount Teide which we visited twice. The day we moved accommodation, from Guimar to Garachico, we stopped there and did the 11k trail round the caldera, and on our way back to the airport we took the cable car up to the top. This was March (2006), so there was still snow at the summit, although most days were far hotter than we normally get in the summer at home.

We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary during this trip. This was slightly less romantic than it could have been, because it was the day we were wearing yesterday’s clothes. Thanks, BA.

21 thoughts on “T is for Tenerife

  1. BeckyB December 31, 2020 / 10:44

    Now this makes me want to visit here

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    • Anabel @ The Glasgow Gallivanter December 31, 2020 / 11:41

      It wasn’t on our radar at all – but we (typically) had been lax about deciding what to do for our anniversary and made a fairly last minute booking with Headwater. We never went near the tourist resorts and wouldn’t have known they were there.

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      • BeckyB December 31, 2020 / 11:43

        there must be so many amazing places in the world we all miss because they are overshadowed by their touristy horrors – thank goodness for last minute bookings

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