Near the completion of an unusual hike, one which we devised ourselves, we arrived in a small town. Unfortunately, we won't be able to patent or register this route but we can live with the disappointment. The enjoyable part of arriving in a town or village is that we can reward ourselves with a hot beverage or cold one, depending on the temperature. Sometimes, we'll even have a hot beverage in warm weather and a soda in cold conditions. Heck, I'm sure this is truly fascinating information that you wanted to read. My pleasure. It really makes for a wonderful contrast, that is, spending most of the time in the wilderness generally or when a town is close by, arriving in such town for spoiling.
Mount Teide, a view of the volcano from yet another position. Forests of trees on this side, fairly barren on the other (See below).
The other side of Mount Teide...Unteide, not a tree in sight.
Another perspective of the icon, Mount Teide.
Some general photographs which made favorable impressions.
Not much further to go.
The wallflower goes into the wilderness, a different form of habitation.
A variety of experiences along and above the coast.
Resting after returning from the water.
Looked at the city from 4 sides and multiple heights; this was one of the better views.
We cut across the rocks, the grey coloring indicating heavy clouding.
We stayed in a building near Haifa, Israel in a structure cut into the mountain along the same lines as this one, many years ago.
In the end, home is where the heart is. Our accommodation has been somewhat rustic but the views are unbeatable. (I tried explaining it to Jen one night when she was freezing, scared and miserable).
A tough hike in Anaga Park with a view of a distinguished icon.
A private Atlantic pool and grotto (blue).
A memorable day as we climbed and scrambled in a gorgeous region.
We'll miss this sight and many others of Teide.
And KLM brought us back safely, despite having to negotiate the colossal mountains of Holland.