Weather 1st September 2014 – Los Cristianos/Las Americas

Today is starting like yesterday pleasantly warm without being overbearing. The temperature is 23°C but there is the slightest hint of a breeze, just enough to ruffle the newspaper I have been reading while drinking my morning coffee.

1 sept

Yesterday remained hot I couldn´t sleep so was copying the webcam images for this page at 3.15am and it was still 24°C – a fair bit cooler than it had been during the day which averaged low to mid 30s and topped 40°C

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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

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She started school today!

I don’t know where I first saw this, probably Facebook, but I have only just spotted it on my laptop and even after many many years I remember the feelings expressed in this little poem.

#The Times

She started school this morning,
And she seemed so very small.
As I walked there beside her
In the big school hall.

And as she took her place beside
the others in the class,
I realized how all too soon
Those first few years can pass.

Remembering, I saw her as
She first learned how to walk.
The words that we alone made out
When she began to talk.

This little girl so much absorbed
In learning how to write.
It seems as though she must have grown
To girlhood overnight.

My eyes were blurred but hastily
I brushed the tears away
Lest by some word or sign of mine
I mar her first big day

Oh how I longed to stay with her
And keep her by the hand
To lead her through the places
That she couldn’t understand.

And something closely kin to fear
Was mingled with my pride.
I knew she would no longer be
A baby by my side.

But she must have her chance to live,
To work her problems out,
The privilege to grow and learn
What life is all about.

And I must share my little girl
With friends and work and play;
She’s not a baby anymore –
She started school today.

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Weather 31st August 2014 – Los Cristianos/Las Americas

Wow another month over, in fact the best part of the year over so we are now heading towards Christmas and I still have 2 holidays to fit in!!  Never mind making the most of what we have, it is a gorgeous Sunday morning here in Chayofa. Temperature is 25°C but feels warmer or perhaps we are just getting used to the heat.  There are a few light and fluffy clouds around but I think they will shortly disappear and we look to be set for another nice week ahead.

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Arona / Adeje

Arona / Adeje

Puerto de la Cruz

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

Puerto de la Cruz

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Round Up of the News

The articles that I found interesting this week are 

Tenerife Bluetrail 2014 seeks your help

What are you doing on October 18th? Would you like to be part of the Tenerife Bluetrail 2014, Spain’s highest mountain trail? You might not be able to take part in this challenging event which takes in all parts of the island, including Los Cristianos, Puerto de la Cruz and Mount Teide but you could be a helper. An appeal has gone out from the organisers of this exciting event for volunteers who will play a major role in ensuring that everything goes according to plan and there are no mishaps. Tenerife Cabildo is looking for 150 helpers and you can find out more on www.tenerifebluetrail.com  where there is an application form to fill on or you can email voluntarios@tenerifebluetrail.com (see under inscripcion).

The information website is available in English and contains a wealth of information about the event. Source: Tenerife News

10 Years Walking for Life

The annual walk, which takes place this year on December 14th, is a rallying call for cancer sufferers and survivors and is a unifying event in many ways. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the walk, which sees thousands take part annually in what is a celebration of life and a reminder of the life-saving possibilities of early detection in breast cancer, the organisers with the support of the councils and businesses have organised 10 events, starting in October, which will also raise awareness, funds and support for breast cancer.

The events are:
September 20th, Swim for life, Tenerife Top Training, Adeje
September 26th, Conference for life, CDTCA, Adeje
October 4th, Yoga for life, Playa Las Vistas, Arona
October 12th, Golf for life, Los Palos Golf, Arona
October 16th, Dance for life, Plaza Pescador, Los Cristianos, Arona
November 14th, Soul for life, El Médano, Granadilla
November 21st, Radiomarathon for life, Adeje
November 28th, Chestnuts and wine for life, Valle San Lorenzo, Arona
December 7th, Cycling for life, La Caleta, Adeje
December 14th, Walk for life

A new webpage designed by the Karonte company www.carreraporlavida.com  or www.walkforlife.es  has information on the association, galleries from past years and importantly registration forms for all of this year’s events. Early registration is important for the organisers, so if you are planning to take part in one or some of the events do register in advance where possible. For all the details click on this link which will take you to Cliodna O’Flynn article.

New help to view the Palmetum

Age, illness or mobility difficulties will provide no barrier to enjoying the delight of the Palmetum botanical garden in Santa Cruz. There is much to see at this beautiful new attraction on the top of a cliff overlooking the capital but the walk round to see everything can be quite long and difficult for some, perhaps a visitor who has a heart condition or finds it difficult to stand for a long time or even a woman who is pregnant.To help, the Palmetum has two mobility scooters which can be hired. They are easy to handle and take weights of up to 129kg. The scooters can reach a speed of up to six kilometres an hour. The rental price is €12 for one hour or €18 for two hours. You can book in advance of your visit on 697651127 or email info@palmetumsantacruz.com  Source: Tenerife News

New Market in Santa Cruz

A newly opened Bohemian Market provides a venue for designers to showcase their products held at Marine Park in Santa Cruz from 11-6 every Thursday of the year. The market offers various products such as clothing, basketry, jewellery, gems, accessories and paintings or illustrations all accompanied by the participation of musicians and mimes. Many of these items are inspired by vintage designs and are made from recycled materials. Source: Diario de Avisos

Call To Speed Up Opening Of Next Section Of Ring Road

Since the opening of the northern section of the island ring road between Icod and El Tanque  in July,  the Tenerife Cabildo has repeatedly highlighted the need to complete the section between Adeje and Santiago del Teide as soon as possible, before terminating other parts of the project. Most of the work is well advanced, apart from the bridge at Erques, so it is feasible to open this portion of the project while the rest of the Adeje to Tejina section is concluded. The opening of the route would knock a considerable amount off the journey time to the Capital for those in the west and and North West of the island. Full Story News in the Sun

New cultural centre for La Caleta

Residents and visitors to La Caleta in Adeje will be able to visit the new La Caleta Cultural Centre from the beginning of next year. Work has already started on the new installation and should be completed, according to the councillor for works and services Gonzalo Delgado Diaz, by February 2015.  Originally posted

Free wifi for across Tenerife?

Tenerife could eventually become a free wifi island if a pilot project involving Adeje, Santiago del Teide, Puerto de la Cruz and Arona proves a success. Visitors would be able to log on to the internet on the beaches, in the commercial areas, ports and places of recreation. If the idea works and is viable, it could be extended to cover the whole of the island and even up Mount Teide. Tenerife Cabildo is pioneering the project which could start by the end of the year and is specifically aimed at the holiday-maker as opposed to residents. It is hoped this will help them download tourist information, directions, offers and so on.

The reason why is would be more suitable for the casual visitor is that the download speed would be lower and the number of pages would be limited. Full story in Tenerife News

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Weather 30th August 2014 – Los Cristianos/Las Americas

The view from my patio this morning is mesmerizing. The birds are chirping and flying high in the sky. The sweet smell of my Night Scented Stock fills my nostrils as it mixes with the pleasant breeze and looking down to the resorts rather than the waves crashing against each other they look to be lapping the shore – the scene is like something you  always read about in books. Temperatures are a slightly cooler 22°C.

30 aug

Yesterday temperatures again reached 33°C, but all alerts have been lifted.  Last night in Los Cristianos workmen were cleaning and raking the beach and bunting has been hung around the area where a Fish Fair is being held.  The activities today start at 6.00pm in Los Cristianos Harbour where you can see an exhibition as well as taste fresh products offered by the fishermen then at 10.00pm there is a concert from young singers, so no doubt accompanied by locals dancing. It took me a little while to get into Latino music but now when I hear it I can’t keep still, it is addictive.

Los Cristianos 29th, and the sea calm again.

Los Cristianos 29th, the sea calm again.

Image taken from LC webcam.

Image taken from LC webcam approx 9.00am today.

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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Discover the old trails of Adeje

If you enjoy walking, Adeje has been working on a new project that you should know about.

Details of six routes have been included in a new publication which is available in hard format as well as on line.

The new guide was recently unveiled by the Mayor, Miguel Rodríguez Fraga who was joined by environment councillor, Esther Rivero Vargas. This represents the first phase in a project to recover and promote the natural heritage and ethnography of the municipality. The Mayor said they were working hard to recover the traditional routes of Adeje which many people had requested and to turn the spotlight on the wealth of history and beautiful countryside the area enjoys.

Parallel to this, the council is also hoping to collate the memories of many residents who used to use the trails in yesteryear. Many people, he added, know Adeje as a five-star holiday destination but it has a great deal more to offer, including its history and was happy to encourage active tourism.

Details of the first six trails have been brought together. Three of them – Camino de Teresme, Boca del Paso and La Quinta – are shorter routes and to these are added the local routes of Roque del Conde and Camino de la Virgen. Finally, Adeje forms part of the Vilaflor – Arona walk, promoted by Tenerife Cabildo, which starts in La Esperanza and runs through Adeje before reaching Arona. Esther Rivero said this first phase of walks concerned the area of Ifonche, La Quinta and Adeje but they were already working on the second phase which would feature five to nine walks in the zones of Taucho, Tijoco Alto and La Concepción.

The guide is available in three languages, Spanish, English and German, and is available on the municipal website of www.adeje.es or at tourist information centres, sports federations and associations and cultural, entertainment and recreational entities.

First published in Tenerife News

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Weather 29th August 2014 – Los Cristianos/Las Americas

Following the comment I received yesterday I would like to make it clear that for months I have been choosing images at the same time each day from both the south and the north webcams.  Most people know that the north of the island is cloudier than the south yet there are some even when the proof is there just want to deny it which is just plain daft. Perhaps they should clean the rose tinted spectacles and see what is real rather than what they would like to see.

So having wasted time deciding whether or not to say the above to get back to the purpose of the blog this morning it is already 26°C the sky is blue and the view down to Los Cristianos is bright and clear.

29th Aug

Yesterday temperatures reached 33°C, the yellow alert has been lifted and it looks as if we lining up nicely for another sunny and warm weekend.

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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