This Was 2014, a Year on Tenerife in Pictures

This is a bit of a self indulgent post. At the end of the year it’s quite interesting for us to look back at some of the things we’ve seen and where we’ve been on Tenerife over the previous twelve months.

Chunks of the year have been spent walking on pastures away from these shores, but there’s still been plenty of time for continuing to explore our adopted home.

These are some snapshots of 2014

January – The Big Waves

Big waves, Puerto de la Cruz, January, Tenerife
There always seems to be big waves in January, amongst other times. This is the month when huge waves can sweep into Punta Brava, bringing adventure seeking surfers from across the globe. These ones in the harbour in Puerto de la Cruz were just the average big waves.

February – Mount Teide

Mount Teide, February, Tenerife
With a planned trip to help design a new walking and discovery holiday on Fuerteventura on the cards, Teide National Park was ideal for getting into the arid, volcanic terrain walking groove and testing out a new rucksack for holding camera equipment. The testing involved leaving it open as I stood up, learning a vital lesson about how camera rucksacks work.

March – Carnival

Carnival, Puerto de la Cruz,March, Tenerife
It has to be carnival. Truth is I can’t remember much else about March apart from carnival – it is all consuming.

April – What Happened?
Apparently I didn’t take one photograph during April which is highly unusual. We spent the first half of the month on Fuerteventura, the rest putting together a ‘Discovery Guide’ for the island, so we must have been housebound for the second half of April.

May – Los Gigantes

Blue seas and old cliffs, Los Gigantes, May, Tenerife
Those incredible cliffs were even more stunning when seen from the sea – with their ancient rocks and oh so blue water.

June – Vines in Candelaria

in the Vines, CHP Bodegas, Candelaria, June, Tenerife
Summer temperatures arrived with a hot day strolling amongst the vines on the slopes above the east coast… and tasting some wonderful wines from Bodega CHP. It was a favourite Tenerife wine before, more so after we discovered what great people they were as well.

July – the Summery South

Del Duque, Costa Adeje, July, Tenerife
After being dubious about Tenerife’s southern resorts our nephew was quite blown away by his first visit to Costa Adeje’s Del Duque area. This scene just has summer written all over it for me.

August – Dolled Up Garachico

Garachico, August, Tenerife
We spent loads of time in Garachico this year – no hardship as we reckon it’s the prettiest town in the Canary Islands. In August it was looking fab, all tarted up for its fiestas.

September – Perfect in Buenavista del Norte

Rock pools, Buenavista del Norte, September, Tenerife
September, always perfect weather and more suited to floating in one of the rock pools at Buenavista del Norte than notching up 20km walking along the coast.

October – Astounding Anaga

Roque del Dentro, Anaga, October, Tenerife
A last minute change of plan took us into the Anagas on a blistering hot October day… because it was a blistering hot October day. We were treated to clear skies and views we hadn’t seen before, even though the route we took nearly did for us for the second time in succession.

November – Stormy Weather Below Vilaflor

Sunset above the clouds, Vilaflor, November, Tenerife
An unsettled and quite stormy November saw us watch a magical sunset from above the clouds in Vilaflor.

December – Mixed Weather in Güímar

Guimar, badlands, December, Tenerife
We’re only halfway through December, but the weather that lingered throughout November still hangs about. A walk through the Güímar badlands at the start of the month revealed the sort of weather much of the island had been experiencing – cloud in the hills, partly sunny on the coast and the hint of a rainbow revealing moisture wasn’t far away.

A trip back to Blighty resulted in us not only picking up Christmas presents but also a couple of nasty little bugs which have kept us both housebound since. As Belenes and Christmas lights bring a festive feel to Tenerife, we’ve not see, or photographed, one yet.

For us Christmas on Tenerife has still to start.

Bah Humbug… or whatever the Spanish version is.

Feliz Navidad.

 

Jack is co-editor, writer and photographer for BuzzTrips and the Real Tenerife series of travel websites as well as a contributor to online travel sites and travel magazines. Follow Jack on Google+

3 Comments

  1. Get better soon yous two! But thanks for taking time out to get together this lovely set of photos summing up ” A Year in Tenerife”. I have to agree, the year has passed with such speed, and I too am wondering where it went! Blink and you missed it. And I don´t know how I missed it, but thanks for the link to your bodega trip. Very interesting! I shall certainly be checking out some bottles some time soon. 🙂

  2. Lovely set of photos – a great reminder of some of your excellent articles and blogs from this year.

    Pity we missed you on your recent visit to Blighty and, if it provides any sort of consolation, we (B and I) both picked up nasty bugs over the same weekend in Yorkshire.

    Feliz Navidad y un feliz Año Nuevo. Hasta pronto.

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