Walks Blog – Jun 2018

Watery Sunshine in Stonehaven …
We’re having an impromptu seaside holiday till our flat in Aberdeen is ready to move back into. It’s warm(ish) with hints of sun. I almost had my shorts on. Almost … 
Alison’s Facebook post: https://goo.gl/PnJ1XH , 22nd June, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport->Heathrow->Aberdeen …
Hop number one completed. Two more to go …  
Alison’s Facebook post: https://goo.gl/RRRok9 , 21st June, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stunning Stop-Over …!
Stopping over in La Laguna … looking good under bright blue skies …  
Alison’s Facebook post: https://goo.gl/56rrP7 , 20th June, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dodging Diners With Deep Pockets …!
We had a nice stroll around the pretty cove of La Caleta de Adeje this afternoon – a place which holds lots of old memories for both of us. Being the time of extended Canarian Sunday lunch, car parking was at a premium, and the fancy fish restaurants were filling up … 
John’s Facebook post: https://goo.gl/GFL9Jf , 17th June, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

If Only Walls Could Talk …
Casas of Aripe and Chirche …  
Alison’s Facebook post: https://goo.gl/nUa4Yx , 17th June, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walk (108) Aripe-Chirche Circular (Guia de Isora)
This short walk encapsulates all that is good about walking in the hills above the West Coast of Tenerife – rural terraces – fine views in all directions – charming old villages – and more … 
John’s Facebook post: https://goo.gl/AVGEq4 , 17th June, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Walking Wonderland …!
Today we completed our 108th walk for our Tenerife Sur self-guided walks website. It’s been a wonderful and exhilarating experience. Next week we return to live in Scotland, with lots of ideas for new walking adventures in a very different landscape and climate. On a rough tally-up, and not counting our initial 8 months checking out the island and our occasional walks in the North, we reckon we’ve walked over 500 miles on our trails in the South of the island – equivalent to hiking from Aberdeen to London! Of course, Tenerife is a mountainous island, so the going has been very up and down – we reckon about 35,500 metres overall ascent – that’s 4 times up Mount Everest! And, we’ve taken approximately 6,500 photos along the way. Time now for a cool beer or two – but we’re not counting how many of them there’s been …   http://walktenerifesur.eu/
John’s Facebook post: https://goo.gl/s2jBdd , 16th June, 2018

Keeping the Best for Last …!
It was our final walk here on the island today! Around Aripe and Chirche hill villages and the Guia de Isora countryside, we knew it would be good one and saved it for last. Perfect weather was the icing on the cake …  
Alison’s Facebook post: https://goo.gl/8124VD , 16th June, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chance Meeting Auto and Charlie …!
Our final walk on the island was made extra special today when I bumped into ex-K9 residents, Auto and Charlie. Auto, so nervous and frightened of strangers, had been at K9 for 8 long years. Then Keith and Sue came along. They worked hard together and, after many months, Auto went to live with them. Charlie, Auto’s room-mate and best friend, went with him of course, and they’re both doing just fine … 
#rescuedogsrock #alwaysthereshope #mademyday
Alison’s Facebook post: https://goo.gl/4xiM3V , 16th June, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Views of Tigaiga …!
We chose this hotel for our short stay in Puerto de la Cruz as we’d heard the gardens are special. They certainly are …  
Alison’s Facebook post: https://goo.gl/Ep8NmY , 15th June, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pottering Around Puerto …
It’s always a pleasure to take a stroll around Puerto de la Cruz … a tourist town with a history … and bags of charm and attitude … 
John’s Facebook post: https://goo.gl/6FgfC7 , 15th June, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memories of Mama Rosa …
Re-visiting a favourite restaurant in Puerto del la Cruz … 
John’s Facebook post: https://goo.gl/UiTKFY , 13th June, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The North is Different …!
Gotta love el Norte …   #puertodelacruz #northtenerife
Alison’s Facebook post: https://goo.gl/tsHPTg  , 12th June, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walk (107) El Molledo-Degollada del Roque Circular (Santiago del Teide)
This is a short but special walk on the edge of the Teno Mountains, and it’s quickly and easily accessible from the south of the island, just off the extended TF-1 near Santiago del Teide. On a clear day the views are exceptional … 
John’s Facebook post: https://goo.gl/BgpCAE , 11th June, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turning Heads in Playa San Juan … Petrol-Heads That Is …!
Hot rod heaven in PSJ this weekend. The Guia de Isora rally starts off here. Last night, the cars and crew were resting up and preparing for the final day …  
Alison’s Facebook post: https://goo.gl/kJi4xD , 10th June, 2018

 

 

 

 

 


Winter’s Last Hurrah …?

So it seems the sun’s not out for the summer quite just yet. All the same, on a sometimes cloudy day, Santiago del Tiede shone …  
Alison’s Facebook post: https://goo.gl/YUWo2s , 9th June, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

Breathless …!
Walking from El Molledo to Degollada del Roque in the south Teno mountains today. Our last but one walk before we head home to Scotland. It’s an area we know well now but the views never cease to take my breath away …  
Alison’s Facebook post: https://goo.gl/ntTrj2 , 9th June, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Star in the Making …!
Star of the show, little grand-daughter, Sophie, and her supporting cast enjoyed a happy sunshine holiday here in Tenerife. Hope to see you soon, Missie M … 
John’s Facebook post: https://goo.gl/HWhRHb , 9th June, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walk (106) Vento-Camino Viejo Adeje Circular (Arona)
Setting out under the towering mass of Roque del Conde, this walk offers some fantastic views in all directions. The highlight of the first section of the route is crossing the deep and rugged Barranco del Rey. Throughout most of the walk there are mesmerising glimpses of the conical peak of Roque Imoque … 
John’s Facebook post: https://goo.gl/rZj6hZ , 8th June, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hot and Getting Hotter …!
Walking a more than usually rough path from Vento onto the Camino Viejo de Adeje (old Adeje road) yesterday, the heat was certainly on. As was the dreaded hat and the sunscreen. After a long spell of cloudy weather, I think that’s the sun out for the summer now …!  
Alison’s Facebook post: https://goo.gl/CSZXcG , 7th June, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bye-Byes (for now) to the Branja Crew … 
Saying goodbye, till the next time, to ex-K9 Freddy boy and his crew yesterday. Fun times and happy memories …   😊
Alison’s Facebook post: https://goo.gl/ZymPkn , 6th June, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Rincones Escondidos … 
Hidden corners of Chio. Another day, another pretty hill town.  How much more we see when we’re out of the car and using our feet …  
Alison’s Facebook post: https://goo.gl/ETMKZX , 6th June, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walk (105) Arico Viejo-Bco Atalaya-Arico Nuevo Circular (Arico)
This is a pleasant walk on the gentle slopes of former farmland beneath the town of Arico Viejo. All around there are terraces of golden stone. Towards the end of the walk we take a stroll through its close neighbour, Arico Nuevo, a pretty little planned village, largely constructed in the 18th Century …
John’s Facebook post: https://goo.gl/arBQN3 , 4th June, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonny and Bright …
Earlier in the week we revisited a little stroll around La Hoya/Hoya Grande/Tijoco Bajo, on the western perimeter of the Adeje area. When we last visited in late November the skies were very grey and our photos disappointing. Not so this week … 
John’s Facebook post: https://goo.gl/fNhpo6 , 3rd June, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prevailing NE Trade Winds …!
Walking in the east of the island today in the Arico countryside and villages. Not unusually here, it was blowing a gale …!  
Alison’s Facebook post: https://goo.gl/2Q7EgN , 2nd June, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was new in the 18th Century …!
Walking from Arico Viejo (Old Arico) today we passed through pretty Arico Nuevo (New Arico). However, I’m not sure it’s much newer …! 
Alison’s Facebook post: https://goo.gl/ZzWVmL , 2nd June, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walk (104) Mirador Narices del Teide-Easy Tajinaste Trail (National Park)
This walk provides an excellent opportunity to view the wonderful Tajinaste Rojo, or Mount Teide Bugloss, with its shimmering mass of red flowers. Mid-May to mid-June is the best time to see the Tajinaste plants in full flower. Also, there are wonderful mountain views throughout the walk. Happily, this is an easy little hike that is suitable for walkers of all abilities … 
John’s Facebook post: https://goo.gl/QjDYyY , 1st June, 2018

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