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Just another Tenerife sunset in La Paz

Saturday, March 17th, 2007

Tenerife Sunset La Paz

Sunsets over Tenerife can be pretty spectacular, as this shot taken from the mirador at La Paz, Puerto de la Cruz, clearly demonstrates.

The scientific explanation for the vivid colours we see as the sun goes down revolves around the low angle scattering of light off fine particles of dust, soot, smoke and ash.

One of the reasons sunsets over Tenerife can be so special is the island’s relative proximity to the Sahara Desert.

For most of us, their … Read the rest

Posted by Mary
Categories: Photo-Blog, Puerto de la Cruz, Sunset, Weather

Basking in life’s simple pleasures

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

A group of us Brits were idling away a quiet evening over a glass or two of the local vino tinto the other night when the conversation turned to what attracted us all to Tenerife.

We were a mixed bunch, some staying here permanently, some as winter swallows spending up to six months a year, while others are fortunate enough to be able to holiday here two, three or even more times a year.

Of course, we’re all familiar … Read the rest

Posted by Mary
Categories: About Tenerife, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Weather

Tenerife powers ahead

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

The tiny island of Tenerife is leading the world in the implementation of solar power.

The largest solar energy plant in the world will soon to be in full production at Granadilla de Abona in the south of the island, contributing enough energy to the island electricity grid to power 10,000 homes.

Sunshine is never in short supply on the island and the regional government is hoping that by the year 2015 as much as 30 per cent of the … Read the rest

Posted by Mary
Categories: About Tenerife, Granadilla de Abona, Weather

Historic church relies on plastic buckets

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

A storm that hit parts of Tenerife towards the end of January opened up some serious cracks in the fabric of one of the island’s oldest buildings.

The splendid Iglesia de las Nieves in the northern village of Taganana dates back to 1506, just eight years after the Spanish conquest of the island was completed in 1498.

Structurally, the church is in poor condition, particularly the roof. Since the storm broke in January, the parish priest has had to resort … Read the rest

Posted by Mary
Categories: About Tenerife, Locations, Taganana, Weather
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