Weather 22nd October 2014 – Los Cristianos/Las Americas

This is a bit late today as I had an appointment for 8.45 in Los Cristianos and it seemed pointless adding something when the day was barely light.  Having arrived back home and had the first cup of coffee of the day I can now get my head around what is happening outside.  Firstly to put mainly the holidaymakers minds to rest it is a beautiful day. The sun is shining and not a single cloud in the sky and already it is a whopping 27°C – there is a breeze but that too is warm and does little to refresh.

10.15am 22nd October

10.15am 22nd October

We had some rain overnight and at around 8.15 I took this photo, you may just be able to see the rainbow.

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8.00am (ish) 22nd Oct 2014

Yesterday was nice and warm, if a bit grey and we had a few spots of rain here in Chayofa but nothing to worry about as they hardly wet the ground.

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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 5.00. 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

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THIS Is A Commercial EVERY Woman Should See.

For as long as I can remember, hearing someone do anything “like a girl” was generally an insult, so how do you think it feels when you are an adolescent girl? Pretty insulting, right?

Always is trying to change all that with their new commercial #LikeAGirl, which shines the light on the confidence crisis currently affecting millions of young girls. Instead of creating a negative notion around doing anything “like a girl,” Always is flipping it completely on its head in this awesome commercial and making it into something amazing.

As Always says, “We’re kicking off an epic battle to make sure that girls everywhere keep their confidence throughout puberty and beyond, and making a start by showing them that doing it #LikeAGirl is an awesome thing.”

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Weather 21st October 2014 – Los Cristianos/Las Americas

Although it is 23°C I can´t help but feel sorry for all those holiday makers who were on the plane with me at the weekend.  Lots had little children with them and were looking forward to some sun.  Unfortnately this morning there is more rain.  Nothing like the storm we had at the weekend but as I stand at the open window and inhale the fresh air smelling of wet earth. I am looking up at a cloud laden sky and can feel the gentle, cool drops of rain as they fall upon us.

DSC05848DSC05849Yesterday fortunately was a nice day, lots of sun between fluffy clouds and to the best of my knowledge no hint of rain anywhere.

Although I have kept the timings for the webcam images the same as they have always been I think (if I remember) I may change the last image time to 5.00pm because now we are heading for our winter season it is, particularly in the north, quite dark with little to see.

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

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Lake Llano de Ucanca

This is the famous lake which forms after a few days of rain. We have seen these images over and over again, and we are always in awe of them, They are part of us. This interpretation is by Javier Aguilar.  Source: Teleférico del pico Teide

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Weather 20th October 2014 – Los Cristianos/Las Americas

It is a beautiful morning, I was lucky enough to catch the sunrise both from my back garden and from the front of the house.  It is getting to the time of year when it rises at a reasonable (at least for me) hour.  Today it was gone 8.00am as both the sun and I were brushing the sleep from our eyes. Temperatures are 23°C but as it is still early I assume they will also rise.

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Despite yesterday’s downpours here in Chayofa we were, by comparison to many areas, very lucky. (Check out the images taken by the people of Santa Cruz yesterday and posted on TU Santa Cruz ) In fact, here in the hills we had several longish breaks in the rain and at 5.00pm the sun was blinding and hot 27°C so I managed to get a small amount of washing dried and ready for ironing (oh joy).  Other areas on the south coast were not as fortunate and there was a lot of flooding, bars and restaurants postponed their weekend activities as any potential customers were staying firmly indoors. There was only 1 tragedy reported which is remarkable when you see the devastation that was taking place around the island.

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

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Beneath the busy streets of Bucharest

Beneath the busy streets of Bucharest, Romania’s capital, is an underground society full of outcasts and addicts. They began seeking shelter in the sewers nearly two decades ago, after the fall of Communism. Now, this strange and literally underground community has bonded together to become a family. They are led by a man, covered in chains, tattoos and scars, who goes by “Bruce Lee.” He was abandoned when he was only three, but now he is the leader of this underground community, full of drug addicts huffing a metallic paint called Aurolac.

(H/T Daily Mail).

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Weather 19th October 2014 – Los Cristianos/Las Americas

There was no surprise at being woken up at 5.30am.  The social network sites had been buzzing with the possibility of a storm so when I heard the murmuring of the rain as the first drops gently fell on both the awning that was extended out over my patio and the two glass domes in my roof, I thought I would just lie still and enjoy the sound.

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Midnight 18th October the storm moving in

There was no rumble of thunder and the lightning was strange, just the odd flash of light, giving the impression you had blinked your eyelids and changed the light. After half an hour the storm swept in like a curtain and descended fast.  By 6.30am the wind was sighing and thrashing around and forcing the rain through my open window.  We jumped out of bed and tried to close it as quickly as possible but within seconds we both were getting wet and slithering around on the wet tiles and giggling like teenagers as we moved dogs beds and mopped up with bathroom towels.

It is now 8.50 and temperatures are  24°C but no sign of sun, just wall to wall cloud although the rain has stopped (at least for the moment). It won´t be long, perhaps a couple of days before small, green shoots start to spring up all over the parched, tan hillsides after the much needed rain.  Just hope it lasts a few more hours without causing too much damage and looking at the forecast both north and south I think that is going to be the case.

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Forecast for Arona/Adeje

Forecast for Arona/Adeje

Forecast for Puerto de la Cruz

Forecast for Puerto de la Cruz

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

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