Weather 23rd July 2014 – Los Cristianos/Las Americas

Woke to a surprise this morning, it is overcast and although 22°C feels a lot cooler – bit of a bummer really as I’m off out for lunch and hoped to soak up a few rays.  Still there are bright patches over the sea so hopefully all these grey clouds will eventually drift away.

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Yesterday the sun shone brightly all afternoon, temperatures were 26°C with a warm breeze to make it bearable –  it was as if the dream tropical holiday brochure had come to life.

Views above the village (2)

The following images are for Las Vistas Beach in the south of the island and Puerto de la Cruz in the north of the island and are taken from the webcam yesterday at 12.00, 3.00 and 6.00. These times are approximate and are at whatever is the nearest before or after the hour. You can check this  LINK and it will give you 72 hours of what has been/is happening should you wish to see.

Las Vistas Beach – between Los Cristianos and Las Americas

Puerto de la Cruz

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These Photos Say More Than Words Ever Could

Photography has the power to capture more than just pretty landscapes and family portraits. It can capture history and often times the emotion of actually being there. This is exactly what these photos do. From life and death, to war and those amazing moments of rare beauty in unexpected places. They tell us more about the human experience and our place in the universe than words ever could.

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Weather 22nd July 2014 – Los Cristianos/Las Americas

This morning I am looking into a cloudless cerulean blue sky and see the perfection of another day awakening.  Temperatures are 23°C.  No breeze only a tiny line of cloud on the horizon and then nothing but blue as far as the eye can see.

22 JulyYesterday it was very very hot 33°C+ down in Las Americas at 5.15 pm. Over the next two days Aemet are forecasting that there is a chance of rain in the north - wouldn´t it be great if we had some rain down here - just enough to clear the air a little – ah well we can always dream!!’.

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The following images are for Las Vistas Beach in the south of the island and Puerto de la Cruz in the north of the island and are taken from the webcam yesterday at 12.00, 3.00 and 6.00. These times are approximate and are at whatever is the nearest before or after the hour. You can check this  LINK and it will give you 72 hours of what has been/is happening should you wish to see.

Las Vistas Beach – between Los Cristianos and Las Americas

Puerto de la Cruz

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Rethink Homelessness

No one plans to be homeless and the “cardboard stories” show that it could have just as easily happened to any of us. The people may be from Orlando, but their messages are universal.

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Weather 21st July 2014 – Los Cristianos/Las Americas

Another lovely morning, the golden glow spreads across the sky as the sun chased the dark clouds away. A slight breeze cools the air, temperatures are  22°C and La Gomera is clear on the horizon, and it is the start of another week. 

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Yesterday stayed hot.  Mid afternoon temperatures were 28°C but it felt warmer even at 9.30pm it was still 24°C and late afternoon there were a few clouds which were quite welcome when they blocked the sun for short periods.

20tj JulyThe following images are for Las Vistas Beach in the south of the island and Puerto de la Cruz in the north of the island and are taken from the webcam yesterday at 12.00, 3.00 and 6.00. These times are approximate and are at whatever is the nearest before or after the hour. You can check this  LINK and it will give you 72 hours of what has been/is happening should you wish to see.

Las Vistas Beach – between Los Cristianos and Las Americas

Puerto de la Cruz

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Touching the Stars in the Canary Islands

Astrophysics observatories in the Teide National Park in Tenerife
The clear air and mild night temperatures (between 18º and 24ºC) make the Canary Islands the perfect spot for star gazing. Whether you lie on the sand and wait for a shooting star or head up into the mountains for some serious observation, the twinkling night sky is always a part of your holiday.

At 3,718 metres above sea level, Tenerife’s Teide volcano is the highest mountain in Spain and Europe’s largest volcano. It’s also the third biggest volcano on Earth when measured from its base on the ocean floor. The whole Las Cañadas area is a wonderful natural platform for observing the night skies. The current peak formed about 170,000 years ago after the previous mountain collapsed leaving the Las Cañadas Caldera. Teide and its surrounding areas are now a National Park and have been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You can get almost to the top of Teide volcano using the cable car: An experience that feels like you are flying over the surreal volcanic landscapes.

The Nublo Rural Park in Gran Canaria

La Palma is the most famous Canary Island among astronomers and night sky enthusiasts. Set right next to the Caldera de Taburiente National Park is the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory run by the Canarian Astrophysics Institute. Set at 2,396 metres above sea level this cluster of cutting edge space telescopes is one of the most important in the world. Scientists,experts and amateurs flock to la Palma because its smooth airflow and clear skies make it a unique window on the universe. You can visit the observatories on an organized tour and even go inside them to get a close look at how they work.

La Palma astrophysics observatory at sunset in La Palma

In Gran Canaria, the high point is Pico de las Nieves at 1,949 metres above sea level. It sits right in the middle of the island within the Cumbres protected landscape, the Nublo rural park and the Riscos de Tirajana natural monument. With cliffs hundreds of metres high and views stretching right over the island Pico is a fabulous spot to spend an evening watching the sun set and the stars emerge.

First published by Tourism in the Canary Islands

 

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Weather 20th July 2014 – Los Cristianos/Las Americas

Sunday and another lovely morning.  The temperature is 24°C (but I am a good hour later than usual) and there are a couple more clouds than there were this time yesterday.  Speaking of yesterday it turned hot as expected, 33°C in deep shade mid afternoon not a single cloud in the sky so it was little wonder the dogs stayed indoors all day, with bellies on cool floors rather than on the settee.  And even when it got late they were in no rush for a walk around the village.

20 JulyThe forecast for next week looks good here in the south

Capturebut if they are to believed (which I very much doubt) there is a good chance of rain on Wednesday in Puerto ! 

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The following images are for Las Vistas Beach in the south of the island and Puerto de la Cruz in the north of the island and are taken from the webcam yesterday at 12.00, 3.00 and 6.00. These times are approximate and are at whatever is the nearest before or after the hour. You can check this  LINK and it will give you 72 hours of what has been/is happening should you wish to see.

Las Vistas Beach – between Los Cristianos and Las Americas

Puerto de la Cruz

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