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10 Apr

An easter parade with a difference in Santa Cruz!

At about 6.30pm, I returned to Santa Cruz to witness the Easter Parade. The streets were still relatively empty, but there did seem to be a steady stream of people heading to the San Salvador Church, some were ladies and men dressed either in black or their Sunday/Business best, and an awful lot of gawkers… […]

10 Apr

Santa Cruz and the amazing Caldera de Taburiente, La Palma Island, Canary Islands

For whatever reason, I missed us docking at Santa Cruz – probably happened too close to breakfast and I was too busy! But by 9ish we were being bundled on a bus for our day tour. It was going to be interesting to see what we were going to see given it was Good Friday […]

09 Apr

Looking at Tenerife from La Gomera, Canary Islands

We weren’t due to sail straight away that evening so there was no question about staying on board to eat! I guess whatever bug I’d picked up in Sao Antao (along with half the passengers) had made me super sensitive to the food cooking smells on board and I was going to ear in town […]

08 Apr

Sort of not seeing Tenerife, Canary Islands

We’ve more or less lost our landing at Tenerife… We have to land to clear customs, pick up a birder, supplies and fuel, but the chance of spending the afternoon visiting the Teide National Park and then spending an evening in Tenerife are dwindling. I thought with the 3m swell outside now, we were probably […]

29 May

Part III: Escape from Spain with no passport

“Lets go back to the hotel. Sorry I’ve ruined your last morning in Seville,” I said, beginning to babble to my sister. Certainly standing in the sandy construction zone formerly knows as the Alameda de Hercules wasn’t going to answer questions about whether or not I could fly to the UK today with no passport! […]

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