Good chance we get wet today. The mountains are so well shaped, covered and prominent.
As we move up, with the 'high' incidence of 'car theft' on the island, we check on our car regularly...extreme left fore (in Afur). Should we see someone fooling around near it, the plan is Jenni will run down quickly and sort it out. Meantime, I'll think diligently about ways to negotiate the trail.
Moving up, car still safe.
Amongst the mountain people, Jenni searches for direction.
Destination at mountain top, the village of Taborno.
Oh! You have an ocean in this region, too. Could it also be the Atlantic? But what's along the coastline? (See below)
The following week, we undertook a tough hike that guided us onto a stone beach followed by a climb and hike along the mountain edges. (An extension of the above photo.) The following three are a taste of how spectacular we think the hike and scenery were, arguably the best and without doubt, the toughest, respectively. Photos provided for perspective of the interlinking in Parque Anaga.
Jen on edge as the rain begins.
This hike also links Afur to Taganana which can be seen in the distance.
El Fronton Hike.
The target comes into view for the latter hike. (The farmhouse atop the cliff below.)
We reach the target only to be upstaged by another showoff...it's an epidemic. 'We'll join you in our next life but cut out the preening, we're not impressed.'
Looking strong and determined.
Sometimes it feels like a person owns the oceans... the world. Mostly, one is just an irrelevant speck. Enjoy those moments!
Toward the end of our hike, we came across a fellow who we'd seen negotiating a mountain road in his vehicle earlier. It never ceases to amaze us where a person will find a road or track. The Europeans, as mentioned before, have a tremendous sense of adventure. It made us think of their discovery of the rest of the world throughout the ages. Think about it. They sailed from their shores to discover and settle in all continents of the world.
Our favorite hiking beverage: A Pepsi bottle filled with water.