Walks Blog – Aug 2017

A Challenging Hike Around and About Montaña Guama …
We hastily changed our walking plans yesterday as the hills above Guia de Isora were IN, not under, cloud. Which most likely meant wet walking. Plan B was the south Teno mountains. Montaña Guama in particular. Not the easiest hike ever, but the stunning views all around make it all worthwhile …  
Facebook post: https://goo.gl/1kCeuJ , 30th August, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tidy Tamaimo
The start point of yesterday’s walk was the small town of Tamaimo and it’s surroundings. It’s so quaint, friendly and pretty …  
Facebook post: https://goo.gl/uJUBmT , 30th August, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walk (47) Playa Paraiso-El Puertito Circular (Adeje)
See some fascinating coastal rock formations on this short circular walk from Playa Paraiso to the pretty bay of Puertito de Armeñime on Costa Adeje. Initially, we mainly follow a route along low cliffs. Returning, we circle the multi-coloured Bahia Principe hotel complex and there is an opportunity to visit the Dzamling Gar centre between walk waypoints 20 and 21 where yoga, dance and song developed within the Tibetan Buddhist tradition are celebrated. Although there is much to admire on this route, walkers should be aware that discarded waste from seaside campers is an unfortunate aspect, in places … 
Facebook post: https://goo.gl/rWRR3P , 25th August, 2017

 

 

 

Making Our Way to El Puertito
Such a lovely walk between Playa Paraiso and El Puertito. Even mid-(another!) calima, starting out early morning and keeping to the coast meant it was a pleasant one …  
Facebook post: https://goo.gl/wxsY7w , 23rd August, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More Coastal Scenes …
More from the Playa Paraiso-El Puertito coastal walk …  
Facebook post: https://goo.gl/SnmAbZ , 22nd August, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walk (46) Chiguergue-Aripe-Chirche Circular (Guia de Isora)
We enjoyed the company of close family, the Proctors from Dyce, Scotland, on this hugely enjoyable and scenic walk. They also enthusiastically assisted in signposting the route for our Waypoint photos (see links to Route Guide PDF and Photos).

This is a moderately strenuous circular route between three pretty hill villages in Guia de Isora. Chiguergue, Aripe and Chirche, each settlement playing a part in the agricultural development of this area from the 17th Century onwards. The difficult volcanic terrain is extensively terraced and criss-crossed with rough paths, passing some threshing circles (eras) along the way. There are great views all-around, and across to La Gomera …  
Facebook post: https://goo.gl/snVPDY , 18th August, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

All Aboard …
A whistle-stop tour of the north and west of the island today. Stunning as ever … 
Facebook post: https://goo.gl/LyY3Gw , 17th August, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gigantes Boat Trip
The dolphins and shearwaters seemed happy to put on a show for us today …  
Facebook post: https://goo.gl/TR5wSe , 15th August, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Pretty Pueblos in Guia de Isora
It was great to be up in the hills of Guia de Isora, today, walking through the stunning countryside and the pretty pueblos of Chiguergue, Aripe and Chirche. It was specially good to be in the company of some new hiking guides ..!  
Facebook post: https://goo.gl/zZpkfF , 13th August, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Masca … Beautiful … Weird … Scary …!
We’ve wanted to walk the Masca Gorge since getting here. It was worth the wait – beautiful, weird, a little scary in places and lots of wildlife as walking companions …  
Facebook post: https://goo.gl/wd6CN2 , 8th August, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Masca Gorge Experience…!
It was a hot and muggy day to embark on the famous Masca Gorge walk in the Teno Mountains. Because of the present conditions of temperature inversion, it was 24°C when we left the coast at 07:00 and 28°C when we arrived at our start point in Masca village at 700 m high in the hills an hour later! After the walk, a swim in the sea, our boat trip to Los Gigantes, and return to the mountains to pick up the car around 13:00, it was 38°C in Masca! Our new neighbour, Darren, an experienced Masca hand from Dublin (and, as it turns out, a qualified mountain guide!) expertly led us down the quite challenging, but spectacular, route … 
Facebook post: https://goo.gl/h4RDt7 , 8th August, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Green Fingers …?
At last, our very own hibiscus are in flower!  We had a couple of anxious weeks where it was touch and go but all’s well now. Fingers crossed, that is …
Facebook post: https://goo.gl/iFhjXB , 6th August, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saint’s Day at San Juan …
The Senora del Carmen, patron saint of sailors, embarking at the harbour to make her way up the coast brings almost, but not quite, to an end the week long celebrations in Playa San Juan. There’s a huge paella being made ready for later today …  
Facebook post: https://goo.gl/5mDygH , 6th August, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walk (45) El Jaral-El Choro Circular (Guia de Isora)
A short but strenuous hill-walk, high up in the municipality of Guia de Isora, enjoying a variety of wonderful rural surroundings. Great views all around – from sea to mountain tops …  
Facebook post: https://goo.gl/bQXGsj , 5th August, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

El Jaral to El Choro and Back …
We’d wanted to do this walk for weeks but it is high up in the hills with a couple of steep climbs, so it was an early start this morning to let us be well on before the sun got too high. As it was, the clouds started to roll in part-way through and we walked in a pleasant 20°C.  Such stunning countryside and views all around us …  
Facebook post: https://goo.gl/5JgjiN , 2nd August, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mists Rolling in …
What a difference a couple of hours makes!  El Jaral village, our start and end point this morning, as we set out and as we headed back there in cloud two hours later …  
Facebook post: https://goo.gl/aSbWAm , 2nd August, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

High and Mighty …!
During this morning’s walk from the village of El Jaral, 750 m high in the fertile hills above Playa San Juan, we remembered taking a photo of a little squash plant growing under a door when we visited in mid-June. Today, 6 weeks later, that little plant has become a very big plant indeed …!  
Facebook post: https://goo.gl/1gP2HQ , 2nd August, 2017

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