Category Archives: Places

Family Tree

Just browsing around Google Street View looking at the areas and houses where Cathy and I have lived and it looks like the house I was born in has recently been demolished!   View Larger Map Ah, well, I guess things don’t last forever!

Costa Teguise, Lanzarote

The resort we are staying on, Oasis Lanz Club, is in Costa Teguise close to the island’s capital, Arrecife and seems to be a perfect base from which to explore the island, being quite centrally positioned. There are five beaches within walking distance and the sea front promenade is beautiful to walk along watching the…

Tenerife to Lanzarote

We could have just flown across and been there in about an hour, but we fancied doing it a different way, so we took the slow ferry from Santa Cruz to Arrecife on Friday night, landing in Lanzarote 24 hours later and it was great fun! The timetable said we would set off at 23:30hrs,…

Walking in Tijoco Alto

We got a lift from a friend who had said ‘yes, I know where that is, no problem’ but as we were driving up and up, he commented that he hadn’t been this far before …. still we found where we were going and he dropped us off, agreeing to come back and collect us…

Rain today!

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzILuN-cqsQ]

Visiting Tenerife from the USA

I have received a question from one of  my readers in the US asking about a particular Hotel and asking for some help and advice.  As I do not know the Hotel personally I thought I would quote the questions here in the hope that one of my other readers or followers will be able…

Carnaval Publicity

Happy Sunday to you all! We were woken up this morning with loud Carnaval Music and Police blowing their whistles (to control the traffic). Looked out from Al’s Corner to see the traffic stopped and a dance troupe on the roundabout being filmed – not sure exactly what it is for but on this beautiful…

Los Abrigos and El Medano

Sir Old Golfer is someone who I probably have previously thought of more for his Golfing knowledge than his Photography skills however I came across this selection of photos that he has taken and thought that there were some really lovely images amongst them. I now know that photogaphy is one of his other hobbies…

Snow in Tenerife

… and the talk in Tenerife this week … is all about the cold and the snow! Certainly not as cold as some places but Tenerife seems to be having a bit of a cold spell at the moment, especially over night. Here are a couple of photos taken this morning showing how low the…

Fountain

Well, last time it was on was the weekend of June 18th and it was on again last night! [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1VKwCpi-Tk] It is turned off again this morning though, wonder if it is on a timer for once every 6 months? Update: Here is the announcement from Arona Turismo (04.01.2011)