I am sorry for the delay in posting but I got back with the group with the Travel Department last night and after getting to bed at 2am today and back to work at 8am I have just been sorting a few photos – washing all done and dried thanks to a brisk breeze today. It is amazing how things have grown in the past week. But back to Tenerife and Puerto de la Cruz. Not many words, just pictures.
Puerto de la Cruz with Lido Martianez from the eastern end of town – La Paz – I hope you appreciate my walk up the hill!
The coast by the Playa Jardin – people seem to like making cairns with the pebbles
others like taking photos of the cairns that people make
Near the west end of town is the Cementario Catalico San Carl
A plant at last – Asteriscus maritimus – suitably by the sea
On the trip we had to visit Loro Parque of course. It is a bit irrelevant to say it but it is worth seeing. I don’t like performing animals so didn’t watch the shows but the animals and plants are good
A relatively new attraction is the Katandra treetops where you traverse a walkway and get close to the birds
some animals are tricky to photograph but you don’t need a fast shutter speed to catch a sloth
Though otters move quicker
The Risco Bello is a private garden at the top of the Casino Taoro hill – its a steep climb up but we made it and the garden is a water garden, set on the side of a hill with views over the town
It is a garden with many different themes
– all attractive
My favourite garden is the Sitio Litro – seen here with the group
and my favourite spot is the cafe terrace there
Of course we had to go up Teide but the recent heavy snow meant the road was closed until the day we went – and then it was very busy because of the locals all wanting to play in the snow. The roads to and from Teide in the caldera were one-way only and it was a long and slow drive
but the views were worth it – especially because of the snow. Here is snow, teide low hills and the clouds beyond
it was all quite remarkable
and more beautiful than usual
and the perfect place to eat a banana stolen from the restaurant at breakfast!
and the rocks all around are magnificent – here is the group in front of God’s finger and behind our guide
oh – and the Drago Millenario – the thousand year old (maybe) dragon tree (Dracaena draco) at Icod de los Vinos
I'm Leah, a freelance Photographer born and raised in Macon, GA, USA. I spent 8 years in the wild west and this is my photo journal on life, love, and the spirit of Wyoming. Welcome to Uprooted Magnolia.